Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FUNTA(I)N, n. Sc. form of Eng. fountain (Abd.27 1953), lit. and fig. [′fʌntɪn] Abd. 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xli.:
“Speer at Dawvid there,” said Meg, “He's aye the funtain heid o' buzness.”
Bnff. 1893  G. G. Green Kidnappers ix.:
Ye see we get a pure drink at the funtin fan we do come — a pure gospel preached.

[O.Sc. fontayne, id., from 1456, O.Fr. fontaine. For forms cf. Muntain.]

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