portable etymology

English word portable comes from Latin porto (I carry, bear. I convey, bring.), Latin -abilis (-able; able or worthy to be.)

Detailed word origin of portable

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
porto Latin (lat) I carry, bear. I convey, bring.
-abilis Latin (lat) -able; able or worthy to be.
portabilis Latin (lat) Portable, capable of being carried.
portable French (fra) Portable A cell phone. A laptop.
portable English (eng) (computing). (video games) A hand-held video gaming device.. A portable building used for temporary purposes, particularly:. A trailer or other portable structure used for classes at a school. (computing) Of software, able to be run on multiple hardware or operating systems.. Able to be carried or easily moved.

Words with the same origin as portable

Descendants of porto
export import important opportunity portfolio sport sporting sports transport
Descendants of -abilis
accountable adorable affair available capability capable defeat enjoyable establish established establishment fair fashionable honorable honourable incapable inevitable predictable profitable reasonable remarkable stability stable valuable