port etymology

French word port comes from Proto-Germanic *feraną, and later Latin porto (I carry, bear. I convey, bring.)

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Detailed word origin of port

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
porta Latin (lat) (figuratively) way, means. Entrance, passage, door. Gate, especially of a city.
porto Latin (lat) I carry, bear. I convey, bring.
porter Old French (fro) To carry. To carry a child (to be pregnant).
porter French (fra) Porter (beer) (of a subject, followed by the preposition sur) to be about, to concern. (reflexive, se porter) to feel. To carry. To support, to bear. To wear.
port French (fra) Wearing (act of wearing something).

Words with the same origin as port

Descendants of *feraną
appareil expérience par parce parfois parmi part perdre portable porter pour pourtant premier presque pression preuve prince prochain proche procès produit projet protéger prouver près