Synonyms of source in English:

source


See definition of source

noun

1‘the source of the river’

SYNONYMS

spring, origin, head, well head, headspring, headwater, headwaters

South African eye

literary wellspring

2‘the source of the rumour’

SYNONYMS

origin, place of origin

birthplace, spring, wellspring, fount

starting point, history, pedigree, provenance, derivation, root, etymology

beginning, genesis, start, rise, cause

author, originator, initiator, creator, inventor, architect, father, mother

North American provenience

literary fountainhead, begetter

rare radix

3‘a historian will need to use both primary and secondary sources’

SYNONYMS

reference, authority, informant

documentation