Re: OT: Re: Dictionary

Subject: Re: OT: Re: Dictionary
From: John Cornellier <cornellier1 -at- stavanger -dot- oilfield -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 16:29:58 +0000

Dick wrote:

> So is "port" in this case just a cognate of "bord"?

No, but the etymology is obscure. Theory is, since the rudder was on the right, ships tied up on the left. But I think that's conjectural.

Not to be confused with port in the sense of porthole which is etymologically related to "portal".



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