Portsmouth

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Portesmuða, from Old English Portesmuða.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Portsmouth

  1. A city and unitary authority in Hampshire, in southern England
    • 1892, Sir George Giffard, Reminiscences of a Naval Officer (page 45)
      When ready for sea we went up to Greenhithe, that their lordships might inspect us, and then to Portsmouth, to take troops to Cork, a pleasant trip; []
  2. A town in Dominica
  3. A city in Iowa
  4. A city in New Hampshire
  5. A city, the county seat of Scioto County, Ohio.
  6. A town in Newport County, Rhode Island.
    • 1663, John Clarke & Charles II of England (signatory), Rhode Island Royal Charter[1], second of three blocks of text, lines 5–6:
      [] not exceeding six Persons for Newport foure Persons for each of the respective Townes of Providence Portsmouth and Warwicke and two Persons for each other Place Towne or Citty []
  7. A city in Virginia
  8. An English earldom

Synonyms[edit]

  • (city in southern England): Pompey

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Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: Portsmouth

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Portsmouth.

Proper noun[edit]

Portsmouth f

  1. Portsmouth (a city in southern England)