fontal

fontal

[fon-tl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or coming from a fountain or spring.
2.
pertaining to or being the source of something: fontal concepts.
3.
of or pertaining to a font, as of baptism.

Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin fontālis. See font1, -al1

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font1 (fɒnt)
 
n
1.  a.  a large bowl for baptismal water, usually mounted on a pedestal
 b.  a receptacle for holy water
2.  the reservoir for oil in an oil lamp
3.  archaic, poetic or a fountain or well
 
[Old English, from Church Latin fons, from Latin: fountain]
 
'fontal1
 
adj

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