Presumably in each sense independently derived from French référence, presumably from Old French referer (14th century), anyway from Latin referre "to relate, refer", literally "to carry back", itself from re- "back" + ferre "to carry, bring"
- A reference, person who vouches for another, character witness
- A quoted or otherwise consulted, preferably reliably or authoritative source, as for writing an academic document
- referentiekader m
- referentiemonster m
- referentiepunt m