Portia
noun Date: 1596 the heroine in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • PORTIA — filia Catonis. Vide Porcias. Haec, auditâ morte Bruti maritiapud Philippos interfecti, sibi mortem intulit. Martial. l. 1. Epigr. 43. Coniugis audîsset fatum quum Portia Bruti, Et subtracta sibi quaereret arma dolor: Nondum scitis, ait, mortem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Portia — f English: name that occurs twice in the works of Shakespeare, once as the name of the wife of Brutus in Julius Caesar. The historical Brutus wife was called Porcia, feminine form of the Roman family name Porcius, which is apparently a derivative …   First names dictionary

  • Portia — [pôr′shə] n. [L Porcia, fem. of Porcius, name of a Roman gens, prob. < porcus: see FARROW1] 1. a feminine name 2. the heroine of Shakespeare s Merchant of Venice …   English World dictionary

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