The 'fonds' is connected with a society doing the usual work of all such foreign benevolent societies in London.
fonds d'artichauts Monegosque (hearts of artichokes in cream sauce—fork and breadsticks).
I wish our fonds were well oot of them, and in yird and stane, which is a constansie.
The Manchester men advanced a large capital, fonds perdu, and the competition commenced with an attempt at underselling.
Thia copy is somewhat imperfect; a better one is in the Bibliothque nationale, fonds Dupuy, 673, fol.
The walk to Fécamp would be purely delightful if it were not for the fonds.
mid-14c., originally "foolish, silly," from past tense of fonnen "to fool, be foolish," perhaps from Middle English fonne "fool" (early 14c.), of uncertain origin; or possibly related to fun.
Meaning evolved by 1590 via "foolishly tender" to "having strong affections for." Another sense of fonne was "to lose savor," which may be the original meaning of the word (e.g. Wyclif: "Gif þe salt be fonnyd it is not worþi," c.1380). Related: Fonder; fondest.