- provenance; origin; source.
Origin of provenience
Related Words for provenienceembryo, producer, creator, spring, rootstock, influence, agent, motive, seed, wellspring, roots, parentage, generator, author, provenance, germ, source, fountain, progenitor, ancestor
Examples from the Web for provenience
Historical Examples of provenience
They were in the Forum, as the provenience of the inscription shows.A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste
Ralph Van Deman Magoffin
The number assigned each specimen referred not only to its catalogue entry but also its provenience.The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948
A. E. Treganza
From older (pre-1901) University collections, provenience and collector not recorded.Mohave Pottery
Alfred L. Kroeber
The methods of Futurism have their provenience in many preceding art movements.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
Maeterlinck's speculations, despite their medieval provenience, have a practical orientation.Prophets of Dissent
Word Origin and History for provenience
1881, a Latinization of provenance, or else from Latin provenientem (nominative proveniens), present participle of provenire "come forth" (see provenance). "Preferred to PROVENANCE by those who object to the French form of the latter" [OED].