fons et origo


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fons et origo

(fɒnz ɛt ˈɒrɪɡəʊ)
n
the source and origin
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"Then," said he, "you have the privilege of knowing one of the most complete young black-guards about town, and the fons et origo of the whole trouble.
Without a doubt, the desperation, internecine modus operandi and Machiavellian predilection of the political class propelled by its practiced prebendal proboscis for the primitive accumulation of capital has remained the fons et origo of the deprecable carnage that has visited our chequered electoral peregrination.
Fons et origo [source and origin]; it is ethically neutral.
Chapters 2 and 4 delve into Hus's writings, correspondence, and trial documents in quest of fons et origo, the motivating forces which animated his thoughts and actions.
The comic ubiquity of something as commonplace as a carpetbag, enhanced as much by the Platonic capitals as by the prefatory pauses (in which one all but hears a drum roll), is apparently the fons et origo of many comparable jokes since the 1850s.
35) and, in the process, inevitably reinforces and reaffirms the inequitable textual dynamic, seeing one tradition as fons et origo of the other.
The fate of these peerless sculptures was bound up with that of the classical marbles that were their fons et origo, for both species of sculpture stood around the galleries, corridors and conservatories of England's greater houses for only about 100 years.
Descriptive psychopathology remains the fons et origo of all others ancillary disciplines in psychiatry, and hence such diaspora must be deeply regretted.
Inattention to the meaning of the term conservatism results in a loose and relativistic perception of its innerness, the fons et origo of certitudes, assents, values.
In the text to the unfinished oratorio, Christus, for example, he found a way to tell the story of Christ's crucifixion (the very fons et origo of anti-Jewish prejudice) without assigning any particular blame to the Jews.
Les eaux "symbolisent la somme universelle des virtualites; elles sont fons et origo, le reservoir de toute forme et rapportent toute creation" (Eliade 110).
Of course, it is precisely because of Marechal's status as an influential promoter of Catholicism's dialogue with modern philosophy, as the fons et origo of transcendental Thomism, and as the fountainhead of much contemporary theology (mediated primarily through Lonergan and Rahner) that serious studies on his thought are necessary and welcome.