Por·​tia ˈpȯr-shə How to pronounce Portia (audio)
: the heroine in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Portia was in 1596

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“Portia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Portia. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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