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Main Entry: foun·tain
Pronunciation: primarystressfaudotnt-schwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English fountain "fountain," from early French funtaine (same meaning), derived from Latin font-, fons "fountain, spring" --related to 1FONT
1 : a spring of water coming from the earth
2 : the source from which something comes <a fountain of knowledge>
3 : an artificial stream or spray of water (as for drinking or ornament); also : the device from which such a stream or spray rises

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