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source

Synonyms of source in English:

noun

  • 1 the source of the river
    spring, origin, head, well head, headspring, headwater(s);
    South African  eye
    literary wellspring
  • 2 the source of the rumour
    origin, place of origin;
    starting point, history, pedigree, provenance, derivation, root, etymology;
    North American  provenience
    rare radix
  • 3 a historian will need to use both primary and secondary sources
    reference, authority, informant;
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