portal

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See also: Portal and portál

English[edit]

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Portal of Chartres Cathedral

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin portale, from porta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːtəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɔːɹtəl/, [ˈpʰɔːɹɾɫ̩]
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)təl

Noun[edit]

portal (plural portals)

  1. An entrance, entry point, or means of entry.
    The local library, a portal of knowledge.
  2. (Internet) A website or page that acts as an entrance to other websites or pages on the Internet.
    The new medical portal has dozens of topical categories containing links to hundreds of sites.
  3. (anatomy) A short vein that carries blood into the liver.
  4. (science fiction) and (fantasy) A magical or technological doorway leading to another location, period in time or dimension.
  5. (architecture) A lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
  6. (architecture) Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of an apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
  7. A grandiose and often lavish entrance.
    • Milton
      Thick with sparkling orient gems / The portal shone.
  8. (bridge-building) The space, at one end, between opposite trusses when these are terminated by inclined braces.
  9. A prayer book or breviary; a portass.

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (elevated corridor permitting access to a plane from an airport): See jet bridge

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Adjective[edit]

portal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or relating to a porta, especially the porta of the liver.
    the portal vein

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Catalan[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

portal (masculine and feminine plural portals)

  1. portal

Noun[edit]

portal m (plural portals)

  1. portal

Galician[edit]

Portal of the Church of Saint James, A Coruña
Church of Vilaboa, A Pontenova

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese portal (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Medieval Latin portalis, from Latin porta (gate).

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Noun[edit]

portal m (plural portais)

  1. portal
    • 1395, M. González Garcés (ed.), Historia de La Coruña. Edad Media. A Coruña: Caixa Galicia, page 555:
      seendo o Conçello da dicta vila da Crunna ajuntado por pregon en o portal da iglesia de Santiago da dicta vila. segundo que an de huso et de costume
      being the Council of the aforementioned town of A Coruña reunited by announcement at the portal of the church of Saint James of the mentioned town, as they have as customary usage
    Synonym: pórtico
  2. porch, portico
    • 1390, M. L. Méndez Fernández (ed.), Contribución ó estudio dun libro das Tenzas da Catedral de Santiago. Edición crítica e estudio dos folios 1 a 27. , Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, page 64:
      que façades ẽna dita cassa dous portaes cõ súas portas et alpénderes contra a rrúa do Çiqueello
      you must build at that house two porches, with their doors and their roofs, on the Sequelo street
    Synonyms: alpendre, soportal
  3. gate
    Synonym: cancela
  4. hall

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References[edit]

  • portal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • portal” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • portal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • portal” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • portal” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old French portal.

Noun[edit]

portal m (plural portaulx)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • portau (Gascon, Provençal, Limousin, Auvernhat, Vivaro-Alpine)

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portal m (plural portals)

  1. (Languedoc) portal

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

porte +‎ -al.

Noun[edit]

portal m (oblique plural portaus or portax or portals, nominative singular portaus or portax or portals, nominative plural portal)

  1. gate (doorlike structure usually outside of a building or property)

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Polish[edit]

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portal m inan

  1. (architecture) portal

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Portuguese[edit]

portal

Etymology[edit]

From porta +‎ -al

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Noun[edit]

portal m (plural portais)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Portal.

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portal n (plural portaluri)

  1. (architecture) portal, doorway, gateway

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Portal, from Latin porta.

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pòrtāl m (Cyrillic spelling по̀рта̄л)

  1. (architecture) portal

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /porˈtal/, [porˈt̪al]
  • Hyphenation: por‧tal

Noun[edit]

portal m (plural portales)

  1. (architecture) portal; porch

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