Meaning of FOUNT in English
/ faʊnt; NAmE / noun
fount (of sth) ( literary or humorous ) the place where sth important comes from
SYN source :
She treats him as if he were the fount of all knowledge .
late 16th cent.: back-formation from fountain , on the pattern of the pair mountain , mount .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005