fons et origo

noun

fons et ori·​go
ˌfōn(t)ˌsetəˈrē(ˌ)gō
: source and origin
western Europe, which … is always dimly assumed as the fons et origo of all social forcesDonald Davidson
: original cause
that this survival of the family god was the fons et origo of Hebrew monolatryTimes Literary Supplement

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Jul. 2024.

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