fons et origo

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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History and Etymology for fons et origo

Late Latin

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