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portus

See also: Portus

EsperantoEdit

VerbEdit

portus

  1. conditional of porti

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *portus, from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing). Cognates include Kurmanji pir, Old Norse fjǫrðr (firth, fjord) and Old English ford (English ford). See also porta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

portus m (genitive portūs); fourth declension

  1. harbour, port
  2. haven, refuge, asylum, retreat
  3. warehouse

DeclensionEdit

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative portus portūs
genitive portūs portuum
dative portuī portibus
accusative portum portūs
ablative portū portibus
vocative portus portūs

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • portus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers