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portative

[pawr-tuh-tiv, pohr-] /ˈpɔr tə tɪv, ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
capable of being carried; portable.
2.
having or pertaining to the power or function of carrying.
noun
3.
Also called portative organ. a small portable pipe organ used especially during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English portatif < Middle French. See port5, -ative
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  • Dressed in pure yellow, another celestial musician pumps the bellows of a portative organ.
British Dictionary definitions for portative

portative

/ˈpɔːtətɪv/
adjective
1.
a less common word for portable
2.
concerned with the act of carrying
Word Origin
C14: from French, from Latin portāre to carry
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