from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, relating to, or from a spring or fountain.
  • adj. Of or relating to a font. (used in baptisms)
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a source for something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a font, fountain, source, or origin; original; primitive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a font, fountain, source, or origin.
  • n. In heraldry, a vase or water-pot depicted with a fountain or stream running from it.


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