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Etymology edit

From Dutch fontein.

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Noun edit

fontein (plural fonteine, diminutive fonteintjie)

  1. fountain
  2. natural spring

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French fontaine, from Latin fons (well).

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Noun edit

fontein f (plural fonteinen, diminutive fonteintje n)

  1. a fountain, monumental or small artificial water feature
  2. a drink and/or wash basin with a tab
    Synonyms: drinkbekken, wasbekken
  3. a fountain (firework)
  4. (obsolete) the water which springs from one of the above; any water
    Synonym: fonteinwater
  5. (obsolete) a well, spring
    Synonym: bron

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  • Afrikaans: fontein
  • Papiamentu: fontein