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I'm looking for a word that means without a source but that is a little shorter and simple than sourceless. Coulnd't find any on Thesaurus.

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here is a suggestion:

aseity - the quality or state of being self-derived or self-originated

link - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aseity

or try groundless or just source-less if it gets complicated.

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+1. This is close to my suggestion as well. –  moonstar2001 Apr 21 at 5:57
    
How would you use this? Your claim is aseitical!? –  Tucker Apr 21 at 10:12
    
good question. I used it in some essays as a noun and never as an adjective. come to think of it, I think I didn't use an adjective because I am not sure what it is. I'll delve for it and come back to you. thanks for this. –  vickyace Apr 21 at 10:18
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There are words like groundless and unfounded that basically mean that you don't have supporting facts but not exactly the same as sourceless.

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In the absence of more context, I suggest "self-manifested".

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I'm a bit prejudiced to the concept of fons et origo but a hapax legomenon is a term of which only one instance of use is recorded and anything without an origin is cryptogenic or a term that refers to something of obscure or unknown origin.

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