source etymology

English word source comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) sourdre (To spurt; to gush (as in a liquid).)

Detailed word origin of source

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sourdre Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To spurt; to gush (as in a liquid).
sors Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sorse Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
sours Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
source English (eng) (computing) Source code.. (electronics) The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).. A reporter's informant.. Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.. The person, place, or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired. (chiefly, US) To obtain or procure: used [...]

Words with the same origin as source

Descendants of sourdre
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