font

\ \ English has two words font. The older, ‘basin for baptismal water’ [OE], comes from font-, the stem of Latin fonsspring, fountain’ (from which English also gets fountain). It may well have been introduced into the language via Old Irish fant or font (it was often spelled fant in Old English). Fontset of type’ [16] (or fount, as it is often also spelled) was borrowed from French fonte, a derivative of fondremelt’ (whence also English fondant, fondu, and foundry).
\ \ Cf.FOUNTAIN; FONDANT, FOUNDRY

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