provenance (n.) Look up provenance at Dictionary.com
1785, from French provenance "origin, production," from provenant, present participle of Middle French provenir "come forth, arise, originate," from Latin provenire "come forth, originate, appear, arise," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + venire "to come," from a suffixed form of PIE root *gwā- "to come" (see come).