well-spring

wellspring

[wel-spring]
noun
1.
the head or source of a spring, stream, river, etc.; fountainhead.
2.
a source or supply of anything, especially when considered inexhaustible: a wellspring of affection.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English welle spring, Old English wyllspring; see well2, spring

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wellspring (ˈwɛlˌsprɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the source of a spring or stream; fountainhead
2.  a source of continual or abundant supply
 
[Old English welspryng, wylspring; see well², spring]

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