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 for provenience
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provenience \Pro*ve"ni*ence\, n. [L. proveniens, -entis, p.pr.
     of provenire to come forth; pro forth + venire to come.]
     Origin; source; place where found or produced; provenance; --
     used esp. in the fine arts and in arch[ae]ology; as, the
     provenience of a patera.
     [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 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "provenience":
     afterlife, beginning, commencement, conception, derivation,
     following, fountain, future time, genesis, grass roots, hangover,
     head, inception, lateness, next life, origin, original,
     origination, postdate, postdating, posteriority, provenance,
     radical, radix, remainder, rise, root, sequence, source, stem,
     stock, subsequence, succession, supervenience, supervention,
     taproot, well, wellspring, whence

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