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Portal of Chartres Cathedral

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin portale, from porta.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːtəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːɹtəl/, [ˈpʰɔːɹɾɫ̩]
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)təl

NounEdit

portal (plural portals)

  1. An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
    The local library, a portal of knowledge.
  2. (Internet) A website or page that acts as an entrance to other websites or pages on the Internet.
    The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.
  3. (anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.
  4. (science fiction) and (fantasy) A magical or technological doorway leading to another location, period in time or dimension.
  5. (architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
  6. (architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
  7. A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
    • Milton
      Thick with sparkling orient gems / The portal shone.
  8. (bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.
  9. A prayer book or breviary; a portass.

HyponymsEdit

  • (elevated corridor permitting access to a plane from an airport): See jet bridge

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AdjectiveEdit

portal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.
    the portal vein

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

portal (masculine and feminine plural portals)

  1. portal

NounEdit

portal m (plural portals)

  1. portal

GalicianEdit

 
Portal of the Church of Saint James, A Coruña
 
Church of Vilaboa, A Pontenova

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese portal (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Medieval Latin portalis, from Latin porta (gate).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

portal m (plural portais)

  1. portal
    • 1395, M. González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 555:
      seendo o Conçello da dicta vila da Crunna ajuntado por pregon en o portal da iglesia de Santiago da dicta vila. segundo que an de huso et de costume
      being the Council of the aforementioned town of A Coruña reunited by announcement at the portal of the church of Saint James of the mentioned town, as they have as customary usage
    Synonym: pórtico
  2. porch, portico
    • 1390, M. L. Méndez Fernández (ed.), Contribución ó estudio dun libro das Tenzas da Catedral de Santiago. Edición crítica e estudio dos folios 1 a 27. , Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, page 64:
      que façades ẽna dita cassa dous portaes cõ súas portas et alpénderes contra a rrúa do Çiqueello
      you must build at that house two porches, with their doors and their roofs, on the Sequelo street
    • 1434, M. González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 609:
      Manda o conçello et os alcalldes, regidores et procuradores desta villa da crunna de parte de noso sennor el Rey et do dito conçello da dita villa et porque asi he ordenança antiga que nehunus çapateiros et outras quasquer personas que non sejan çapateiros et vezinnos et moradores da dita villa et en ela non pagan talla con os outros çapateiros vezjnnos da dita villa que non son confrades dos çapateiros asi como os çapateiros de portal, que non vsen dos ditos ofiçios de çapateria nen vendan çapatos nen botas nen outro calçado de coiro en publico nen ascondido nen los ponnan en tendas nen portaes nen anden a vender por la dita villa et pescaria dela Et desde Palavea et media legoa da villa enderredor a villa saluo se os venderen a engros aos ditos çapateiros que viuen et moran na dita villa ou eles os consentiren vender en seus portaes.
      the council and mayors, councilmen and agents of this town of A Coruña, on behalf of our lord the King and of this town council, and because so it is an old ordinance; that no shoemaker or whichever other person who is not a shoemaker and neighbour and dweller of the said town and in it they did not pay contributions with the other shoemakers neighbours of the said town and which are not a brother of the guild of the shoemakers, as well as the shoemakers who work at their porches; that they should not use of this office of shoemaking nor should they sell shoes nor boots nor any other leather footwear, nor publicly, nor in hiding, nor should they put them in shops nor porches nor should they go selling them around this town and its fishery [outskirts neighbourhood], nor from Palavea and half a league around this town, except if they sell them in bulk to the said shoemakers that live and dwell in the said town or if they let them sell at their porches
    Synonyms: alpendre, soportal
  3. gate
    Synonym: cancela
  4. hall

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ReferencesEdit

  • portal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • portal” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • portal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • portal” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • portal” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French portal.

NounEdit

portal m (plural portaulx)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • portau (Gascon, Provençal, Limousin, Auvernhat, Vivaro-Alpine)

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portal m (plural portals)

  1. (Languedoc) portal

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

porte +‎ -al.

NounEdit

portal m (oblique plural portaus or portax or portals, nominative singular portaus or portax or portals, nominative plural portal)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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PolishEdit

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NounEdit

portal m inan

  1. (architecture) portal

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PortugueseEdit

 
portal

EtymologyEdit

From porta +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

portal m (plural portais)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Portal.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

portal n (plural portaluri)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Portal, from Latin porta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pòrtāl m (Cyrillic spelling по̀рта̄л)

  1. (architecture) portal

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /porˈtal/, [porˈt̪al]
  • Hyphenation: por‧tal

NounEdit

portal m (plural portales)

  1. (architecture) portal; porch

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