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prō-vĕnĭo , vēni, ventum, 4, v. n.,
I.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.—
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.
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