Portus

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From the Latin Portus, presumably from portus (harbour”, “port).

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Portus

  1. (chiefly in the historical of the Roman Empire) A large artificial harbour of Ancient Rome, situated on the north bank of the mouth of the River Tiber, established and enlarged (respectively) by the Emperors Claudius (10 BC–AD 54) and Trajan (AD 53–117), and connected to the Pons Aemilius of Rome by the Via Portuensis.

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Etymology[edit]

Presumably a use as a proper noun of the common noun portus (harbour”, “port).

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Portus m (genitive Portūs); fourth declension

  1. (more fully “Portus Ostiēnsis Augustī” or, later, “Portus Rōmae) Portus (large artificial harbour of Ancient Rome)

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Fourth declension with locative.

Number Singular
nominative Portus
genitive Portūs
dative Portuī
accusative Portum
ablative Portū
vocative Portus
locative Portū

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