portiere etymology

Italian word portiere comes from Latin -arium, Latin porta, Malayalam portārius, and later French portière (Car door.)

Detailed word origin of portiere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-arium Latin (lat) Used to form nouns denoting a "place where things are kept" from other nouns.
porta Latin (lat) (figuratively) way, means. Entrance, passage, door. Gate, especially of a city.
portārius Malayalam (mal)
porte French (fra) (figuratively) gateway, means, door. Door. Gate (to a city, at airport).
portarius Latin (lat) (New Latin, football) goalkeeper. Doorkeeper, gatekeeper. Porter.
portière French (fra) Car door.
portiere Italian (ita) (sports) goalkeeper, keeper, goaltender, goalie. Doorman, janitor, concierge, caretaker, doorkeeper, porter.

Words with the same origin as portiere

Descendants of -arium
acciaio acquario anniversario bagagliaio barbiere calendario cameriere cancelliere consigliere corriere denaro detto giardiniere infermiere macellaio marinaio migliaio necessario operaio ordinario parrucchiere pompiere primario ragioniere
Descendants of porta
portico