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 for provenance
From 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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From 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

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