por·​ta·​tive ˈpȯr-tə-tiv How to pronounce portative (audio)

Word History


Middle English portatif, from Middle French, from Latin portatus, past participle of portare

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of portative was in the 14th century

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“Portative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portative. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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