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You are viewing the etymology of porter meaning: (Noun Verb) (Ireland) Stout (malt brew).. (bowling) An employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.. A person in control of the entrance to a building.. A strong, dark ale, originally [...](Ireland) Stout (malt brew).. (bowling) An employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.. A person in control of the entrance to a building.. A strong, dark ale, originally [...]. You may also see other English etymologies of porter.
English word porter has two competing etymologies: when refering to "a person in control of the entrance to a building", it comes from Latin porta (gate, entrance, passage, door), whereas when refering to "a person who carries luggage and related objects", it comes from Latin porto (I carry, bear. I convey, bring.).

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Porter detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
porto Latin (lat) I carry, bear. I convey, bring.
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) (Ireland) Stout (malt brew).. (bowling) An employee who clears and cleans tables and puts bowling balls away.. A person in control of the entrance to a building.. A strong, dark ale, originally favored by porters, similar to a stout but less strong. To serve as a porter; to carry.

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