fontal [fon-tl] ExamplesWord Origin 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 relating to a font, as of baptism.

Origin of fontal From the Medieval Latin word fontālis, dating back to 1650–60. See font1, -al1 Examples from the Web for fontal Historical Examples of fontal

  • Likewise sweetness and beauty point on to their fontal source.

    The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)

    Henry Osborn Taylor

  • Or at the fontal spring of justice break Your cups and thirst.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays

    Olive Tilford Dargan

  • And thus we come back to the fontal source of all the mischief of our own Day.

    Inspiration and Interpretation

    John Burgon

  • Love stands at the head, and is the fontal source of all separate individualised duties.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

    Alexander Maclaren

  • He speaks as the fontal source, not as the recipient channel of healing.

    The World’s Great Sermons, Volume 7: Hale to Farrar


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