portio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same root as pars, parcus, and parcō. It is from the Proto-Indo-European root *per- (sell), which also gave the Ancient Greek πόρνη (pórnē, prostitute), and πέρνημι (pérnēmi, sell).

Noun[edit]

portiō f (genitive portiōnis); third declension

  1. share, part, portion
  2. relation, proportion

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative portiō portiōnēs
genitive portiōnis portiōnum
dative portiōnī portiōnibus
accusative portiōnem portiōnēs
ablative portiōne portiōnibus
vocative portiō portiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • portio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • portio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “portio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • portio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • portion in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911