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English word porter comes from Old French porte (Door.), Latin porto (I carry, bear. I convey, bring.), Latin portator (Carrier; bearer; bringer.).

Porter etymology ?

Porter detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
porte Old French (fro) Door.
porto Latin (lat) I carry, bear. I convey, bring.
portator Latin (lat) Carrier; bearer; bringer.
porta Latin (lat) (figuratively) way, means. Entrance, passage, door. Gate, especially of a city.
portatus Latin (lat)
portarius Late Latin (LL)
portator Late Latin (LL)
portier Old French (fro)
porteor Old French (fro)
portour Anglo-Norman (xno)
porter English (eng) (computing) One who ports software (makes it usable on another platform).. (entomology) An ant having the specialized role of carrying.. A person who carries luggage and related objects.

Words with the same origin as porter

Descendants of porte
airport porch port portal portland
Descendants of porto
export import important opportunity portable purchase support transport transportation transporting