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prō-vĕnĭo, vēni, ventum, 4, v. n., to come forth, appear (not in Cic.; syn. appareo).

I. Lit.

A. In gen. (mostly anteclass.): proveniebant oratores novi, Naev. ap. Cic. Sen. 6, 20 (Com. Rel. p. 14 Rib.): scriptorum magna ingenia, Sall. C. 8, 3: in scenam, Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 155: quibus feminis menstrua non proveniunt, Cels. 2, 7.—

B. In partic.

1. To come forth, be brought forth, be born; to originate, arise, be produced (post-Aug.; cf. progigno): deductis olim, quique mox provenere, haec patria est, were born, Tac. H. 4, 65: neque Artemenem Dario provenisse, Just. 2, 10, 4: nec aliud ibi animal provenit, Plin. 9, 10, 12, 38; 10, 54, 75, 152: insula, in quā candidum plumbum provenit, id. 4, 16, 30, 104: lana, Ov. F. 4, 773; id. Am. 3, 1, 44: sic neque fistulosus (caseus) neque salsus neque aridus provenit, Col. 7, 8, 5.—

2. To grow up, grow, thrive (so in Cæs. and Livy; cf. redeo): frumentum propter siccitates angustius provenerat, Caes. B. G. 5, 24; Liv. 27, 8, 19; 45, 13, 16; Quint. 5, 14, 32: virgas roscidas si recideris, parum prospere proveniunt, Col. 4, 30, 6; 1, 2, 4; 3, 18, 2; Plin. 19, 7, 36, 120: arbores sponte suā provenientes, id. 17, 1, 1, 1: cum provenisset segetum copia, Amm. 28, 1, 17; Sen. Ben. 1, 12, 4.—

II. Trop.

A. In gen., to come forth, appear (very rare): malum maximum, si id provenit, Plaut. Capt. 2, 1, 26.—

B. In partic.

1. To spring, originate, arise; to come to pass, take place, to happen, occur (cf.: accido, evenio): carmina proveniunt animo deducta sereno, Ov. Tr. 1, 1, 39: ut ex studiis gaudium, sic studia hilaritate proveniunt, Plin. Ep. 8, 19, 2; cf.: Alexandro simile provenisset ostentum, Suet. Aug. 94: provenire certa ratione, Col. 4, 29, 2.—

2. To go on, proceed in any manner; to succeed, prosper, flourish, turn out: decumae proveniunt male, Lucil. ap. Non. 521, 3.—Transf., of personal subjects, to whom any thing turns out in any manner: cum tu recte provenisti, since it has turned out well with you, Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 35; id. Stich. 2, 2, 73; Ter. Ad. 5, 9, 22; cf.: nequiter multis modis, Plaut. Rud. 3, 5, 57; Vulg. Phil. 1, 19: novā ubertate provenire terram, flourish, Tac. A. 16, 2; Sen. Cons. ad Marc. 12, 2.—

b. Pregn., to go on well, to prosper, succeed, = succedere: si destinata provenissent, Tac. H. 4, 18: si consilium provenisset, id. ib. 3, 41: provenere dominationes, id. A. 3, 26: ut proveniant sine malo, Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 68: ut initia belli provenissent, Tac. H. 2, 20 fin.; id. A. 14, 25.