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Provenance   Listen
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Provenance  n.  Origin; source; provenience. "Their age attested by their provenance and associations."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Provenance" Quotes from Famous Books



... great beam and perfectly flat bottoms, would only draw a few inches, and as their provenance was evidently from shallow waters, where neither keels, centre-boards nor lee-boards could be employed, recourse was had to enormous rudders and these cut-waters as a means of hauling a wind, the device apparently ...
— Life and sport in China - Second Edition • Oliver G. Ready

... Provenance and authorship of Grail romantic tradition. Evidence points to Wales, probably Pembrokeshire. Earliest form contained in group of Gawain poems assigned to Bleheris. Of Welsh origin. Master Blihis, Blihos, Bliheris, Breri, ...
— From Ritual to Romance • Jessie L. Weston

... be grouped in all manner of arbitrary ways—according to their provenance, according to their effect, according to their use, and so on. The most natural way of grouping them is according to their structure; not with regard to whence they came, or what they do, but according to what they are, the way they are worked. This, at all events, ...
— Art in Needlework - A Book about Embroidery • Lewis F. Day

... each on obverse and reverse, as against three columns each in the case of our two tablets. We thus have the interesting proof that as early as 2000 B.C. there were already several editions of the Epic. As to the provenance of our two tablets, there are no definite data, but it is likely that they were found by natives in the mounds at Warka, from which about the year 1913, many tablets came into the hands of dealers. It is likely that where two tablets of a series were found, others ...
— An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic • Anonymous



Words linked to "Provenance" :   root, place of origin, provenience, rootage, source, birthplace, origin, beginning, cradle



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