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






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"Provenance" Quotes from Famous Books



... have been found practically over the whole country; and the following is a list of those in the National Collection, of which the localities are known, and, as well as these, there are about eighty for which the provenance has not been ...
— The Bronze Age in Ireland • George Coffey

... 15280), which the illustrious Garland kept regularly till the end of his life, and his conversations with "M. Hanna, Maronite d'Halep," alias Jean Dipi (Dippy, a corruption of Diab): suffice it to say that they cast a clear and wholly original light upon the provenance of eight of the Gallandian histories. I can, however, promise to all "Aladdinists" a rich harvest of facts which wholly displace those hitherto assumed to be factual. But for the satisfaction of my readers I am compelled to quote the colophon of M. Zotenberg's great "find" (vol. ii.), as it ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 3 • Richard F. Burton

... venerabile nomen—is the chief authority for the Arab provenance of The Nights. Apparently founding his observations upon Galland,[FN160] he is of opinion that the work, as now known, was originally composed in Syria[FN161] and written in the vulgar dialect; that it was ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Provenance" :   provenience, birthplace, origin, source



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