font
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin font-, fons, from Latin, fountain Date: before 12th century 1. a. a receptacle for baptismal water b. a receptacle for holy water c. a receptacle for various liquids 2. source, fountain <
a font of information
>
fontal adjective II. noun Etymology: French fonte, from Middle French, act of founding, from Vulgar Latin *fundita, feminine of funditus, past participle of Latin fundere to found, pour — more at found Date: circa 1688 an assortment or set of type or characters all of one style and sometimes one size

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