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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence;
- Example: "the birthplace of civilization"
[syn: birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenience]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Provenance \Prov"e*nance\, n. [F., fr. provenir to originate, to come forth, L. provenire. Cf. Provenience.] Origin; source; provenience. Their age attested by their provenance and associations. --A. H. Keane. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

provenance n 1: where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization" [syn: birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenience]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "provenance": beginning, commencement, conception, derivation, fountain, genesis, grass roots, head, inception, origin, original, origination, provenience, radical, radix, rise, root, source, stem, stock, taproot, well, wellspring, whence