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Etymology 1

From Latin fons

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fount

Plural
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fount ({{{1}}})
  1. something from which water flows
  2. a device from which poultry may drink
  3. (metaphorical) that from which something flows or proceeds
    "He is a real fount of knowledge!"
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Etymology 2

From Middle French fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre: to melt.

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fount

Plural
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fount ({{{1}}})
  1. (typography, UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A typographic font.

References

  • “fount” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Bringhurst, Robert (2002). The Elements of Typographic Style, version 2.5, pp 291–2. Vancouver, Hartley & Marks. ISBN 0-88179-133-4.

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