One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
Food, provisions, provender; especially the food and fodder provided for an army.
Middle English. Apparently from Anglo-Norman provande, variant of provende provend, probably partly via Middle Dutch provande (also provant; Dutch provande) or Middle Low German prōvande (also prōvant, prōfant). Compare early modern German provande.
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