portus

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Verb[edit]

portus

  1. conditional of porti

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *portus, from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (crossing). Cognates include Northern Kurdish pir (bridge), Russian пере́ть (perétʹ, push forward), Old Norse fjǫrðr (firth, fjord) and Old English ford (English ford). See also porta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

portus m (genitive portūs); fourth declension

  1. harbour, port
  2. haven, refuge, asylum, retreat
  3. warehouse

Declension[edit]

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative portus portūs
genitive portūs portuum
dative portuī portibus
accusative portum portūs
ablative portū portibus
vocative portus portūs

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References[edit]

  • portus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • portus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “portus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • portus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to take refuge in philosophy: in portum philosophiae confugere
    • the ships sail from the harbour: naves ex portu solvunt
    • the ships sail out on a fair wind: ventum (tempestatem) nancti idoneum ex portu exeunt
    • to be unable to land: portu, terra prohiberi (B. C. 3. 15)
    • to keep the coast and harbours in a state of blockade: litora ac portus custodia clausos tenere
  • portus in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill