deport

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French déporter. With the meaning of "behave", from Old French deporter (behave), from Latin deportō, from de- + portō.

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deport (third-person singular simple present deports, present participle deporting, simple past and past participle deported)

  1. (reflexive, now rare) To comport (oneself); to behave.
  2. (transitive) To evict, especially from a country.
    • 2019, Jane MacLaren Walsh and ‎Brett Topping, The Man Who Invented Aztec Crystal Skulls: The Adventures of Eugène Boban
      Boturini was accused of entering the country without permission, jailed, and deported to Spain eight years after his arrival in Mexico.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

deport m (plural deports)

  1. sport

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

deport m (oblique plural deporz or deportz, nominative singular deporz or deportz, nominative plural deport)

  1. enjoyment; fun
    • circa 1200, Unknown author, Aucassin et Nicolette:
      Qui vauroit bons vers oïr
      del deport du viel antif
      Who would like to hear a few good lines
      Of amusement from the old storyteller

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sport (from the alternative Old French desport)
  • Portuguese: desporto (from the alternative Old French desport)

Old Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

deport m (oblique plural deports, nominative singular deports, nominative plural deport)

  1. enjoyment; fun