fons et origo

noun
fons et ori·​go | \ ˌfōn(t)ˌsetəˈrē(ˌ)gō \

Definition of fons et origo

: source and origin western Europe, which … is always dimly assumed as the fons et origo of all social forces— Donald Davidson : original cause that this survival of the family god was the fons et origo of Hebrew monolatryTimes Literary Supplement

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Late Latin

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“Fons et origo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fons%20et%20origo. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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