fons et origo

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

Definition of fons et origo

  1. :  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 monolatry — Times Literary Supplement

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Origin and Etymology of fons et origo

Late Latin

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