port etymology

Middle English word port comes from Proto-Germanic *feraną, Proto-Indo-European - -tus, Old French porte (Door.)

Detailed word origin of port

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
- -tus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
porte Old French (fro) Door.
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
porta Latin (lat) (figuratively) way, means. Entrance, passage, door. Gate, especially of a city.
port Old English (ang) Portal (a door or gate, an entrance).
*pértus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Crossing.
*portus Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Harbour.
portus Latin (lat) Harbour, port. Haven, refuge, asylum, retreat. Warehouse.
port Old English (ang) A port, a haven (a harbour or harbor-town). A town, particularly one with special trading privileges.
port Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as port

Descendants of *feraną
fer ferd ferre foord for for- foreward forther fraisen frasten fre freisten freo further fēre importen impressen infer porche proven purposen severen transporten vor-
Descendants of - -tus
Oxenford Oxneford bicasten cost costnien costning costnunge flod ford furd waterrflod