See also: Porth



Etymology 1Edit

Derived from porthi.


porth m or f (uncountable)

  1. assistance, aid, help, succor, maintenance, support
    1. (figuratively) someone who provides aid, support, patronage, etc.
  2. food, fodder, provender, forage

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Brythonic *porθ, borrowed from Latin porta (gate, passage).


porth m (plural pyrth or porthoedd)

  1. portal, door
  2. gate (of city, fort, etc.), gateway
  3. porch, lobby, vestibule, portico
  4. gap, pass
  5. (computing) port

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Brythonic *porθ, borrowed from Latin portus (port, harbor).


porth m or f (plural porthau or porthoedd)

  1. port, harbour, haven
  2. estuary
  3. landing-place, ferry
  4. carriage (on a ferry)
Derived termsEdit


Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
porth borth mhorth phorth
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “porth”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies