sport etymology

French word sport comes from Latin porto (I carry, bear. I convey, bring.)

Detailed word origin of sport

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
porto Latin (lat) I carry, bear. I convey, bring.
deporto Latin (lat) I banish or transport.. I bring or convey.. I carry along or down.. I take or bring home.
deport Old French (fro) Enjoyment; fun.
deporter Old French (fro) To amuse; to entertain.
sport English (eng) (biology, botany, zoology, countable) A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.. (countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.. (countable) A toy; a [...]
sport French (fra) Sport.

Words with the same origin as sport

Descendants of porto
Importunément apporter colportage colporteur exportation importun omnisports opportun port portable portance porter sport d'hiver sportif transporter téléportation