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n.
[1] fountain-head , beginning , origin , well-spring , origin , root , rootage , provenance , provenience , inception , start , outset , beginning , root(s) , commencement , rise
[2] originator , author , creator , begetter
[3] authority , seed , germ , documentation , informant , (Colloq) horse's mouth
[4] informant
[5] generator , author
[6] reservoir
[7] reference