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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Source \Source\, n. [OE. sours, OF. sourse, surse, sorse, F.
source, fr. OF. sors, p. p. of OF. sordre, surdre, sourdre,
to spring forth or up, F. sourdre, fr. L. surgere to lift or
raise up, to spring up. See Surge, and cf. Souse to
plunge or swoop as a bird upon its prey.]
1. The act of rising; a rise; an ascent. [Obs.]
Therefore right as an hawk upon a sours
Up springeth into the air, right so prayers . . .
Maken their sours to Goddes ears two. --Chaucer.
2. The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of
water or the like; a spring; a fountain.
Where as the Poo out of a welle small
Taketh his firste springing and his sours.
Kings that rule
Behind the hidden sources of the Nile. --Addison.
3. That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its
cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates;
This source of ideas every man has wholly in
The source of Newton's light, of Bacon's sense.
Syn: See Origin.
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