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  1. Ad fontes

    Ad fontes is a Latin expression which means "[back] to the sources" (lit. "to the sources"). The phrase epitomizes the renewed study of Greek and Latin classics in Renaissance humanism. Similarly, the Protestant Reformation called for renewed attention to the Bible as the primary source of Christian faith. The idea in both cases was that sound knowledge depends on the earliest and most fundamental sources. This phrase is related to ab initio, which means "from the beginning". Whereas ab initio implies a flow of thought from first principles to the situation at hand, ad fontes is a retrogression, a movement back towards an origin, which ideally would be clearer than the present situation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ad fontes in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ad fontes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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