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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.]
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              Therefore right as an hawk upon a sours
              Up springeth into the air, right so prayers . . .
              Maken their sours to Goddes ears two. --Chaucer.
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     2. The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of
        water or the like; a spring; a fountain.
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              Where as the Poo out of a welle small
              Taketh his firste springing and his sours.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Kings that rule
              Behind the hidden sources of the Nile. --Addison.
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     3. That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its
        cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates;
        first cause.
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              This source of ideas every man has wholly in
              himself.                              --Locke.
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              The source of Newton's light, of Bacon's sense.
                                                    --Pope.
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     Syn: See Origin.
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