One who founds, establishes, and erects; one who lays a foundation; an author; one from whom something originates; one who endows.
Other Word Forms of Founder
Origin of Founder
Middle English foundren to sink to the ground from Old French fondrer from Vulgar Latin funderāre from fundus *funder- bottom from Latin fundus fund-
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French fondrer (“send to the bottom”), from Latin fundus (“bottom”)
From Middle French fondeur, from Latin fundo (“pour, melt, cast”)
From Old French fondeur, from Latin fundātor.
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