American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The satellite of Uranus that is seventh in distance from the planet.
- From Latin Porcius ("a surname"), from porcus ("pig"). The moon is named for the character in The Merchant of Venice. (Wiktionary)
- After Portia, rich heiress in The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Tahira stood behind her Sister Carrie headstone, and then Ariana took her place, glancing down to admire the name Portia, which was stamped onto hers in big, bold letters.”
“Portia is very well spoken and handles The View chickies with a load of class.”
“Portia is an ordinary teenager, living an ordinary life until she reaches her sweet sixteen birthday.”
““I, Briana Leigh Covington, do hereby accept the name of Portia and forevermore pledge my life and soul to the brotherhood of Stone and Grave.””
“I, Briana Leigh Covington, do hereby accept the name of Portia and forevermore pledge my life and soul to the brotherhood of Stone and Grave.”
“She called her Portia, after the heroine in Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice.”
“Portia is a strong female character, stripped bare for the reader if only due to the symbolic lack of disguise.”
“Though I could certainly feign some offense every now and again for compliments like this (though, you do know that Portia is gay, right … of course;).”
“Not for all the ducats in Belmont will I call Portia a learned judge again.”
“Antonio; but he begged that the young and learned Doctor Balthasar (for so he called Portia) might be allowed to take his place.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘Portia’.
The names of cows from literature, your little acre of heaven, your memory, or otherwise.
I am particularly fond of those in my memory that ended in "ie", such as Bossie and Bessie.
Looking for tweets for Portia.