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From porta (gate), or, as it appears in Plautus, possibly from an earlier stage of the language having an equivalent etymology.


portōrium n (genitive portōriī); second declension

  1. tax, duty (on imported goods)


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative portōrium portōria
genitive portōriī portōriōrum
dative portōriō portōriīs
accusative portōrium portōria
ablative portōriō portōriīs
vocative portōrium portōria


  • portorium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • portorium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “portorium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • portorium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • portorium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • portorium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin