prove-nance

provenance

[prov-uh-nuhns, -nahns]
noun
place or source of origin: The provenance of the ancient manuscript has never been determined.

Origin:
1860–65; < French, derivative of provenant, present participle of provenir < Latin prōvenīre to come forth; see pro-1, convene, -ant

provenance, province.
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provenance or chiefly (US) provenience (ˈprɒvɪnəns, prəʊˈviːnɪəns)
 
n
a place of origin, esp that of a work of art or archaeological specimen
 
[C19: from French, from provenir, from Latin prōvenīre to originate, from venīre to come]
 
provenience or chiefly (US) provenience
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from provenir, from Latin prōvenīre to originate, from venīre to come]

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provenance
1785, from Fr. provenance "origin, production," from provenant, prp. of M.Fr. provenir "come forth, arise," from L. provenire "come forth, organize," from pro- "forth" + venire "come."
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