"Rondure" is common; "rampire" is in Dryden even; "to port" and "ported," and, of course, "natheless" are accepted.
Before she could fall, he 'ported her back up into their quarters.
He had 'em seed atter soon as it was 'ported to him dat dey was ailin'.
Again the helm was ported, but before the commander had time to shout “Fire!”
She ported her helm and kept close along shore until she passed the Quarantine anchorage, then she headed straight for New York.'
I took one pace to the front, ported my arms and awaited the verdict.
She ported her helm to ram; but "E 31," being inside her turning circle, was missed by fifty yards.
"We could have done very well without another one," said the father as he ported the helm.
Davies brandished his left arm furiously; I ported hard, and we were in smoother water.
The voyageurs made tedious progress; for almost at once they came to a chain of rapids around which the canoe had to be ported.
"harbor," Old English port "harbor, haven," reinforced by Old French port "harbor, port; mountain pass;" Old English and Old French words both from Latin portus "port, harbor," originally "entrance, passage," figuratively "place of refuge, assylum," from PIE *prtu- "a going, a passage," from root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over" (cf. Sanskrit parayati "carries over;" Greek poros "journey, passage, way," peirein "to pierce, run through;" Latin porta "gate, door," portare "passage," peritus "experienced;" Avestan peretush "passage, ford, bridge;" Armenian hordan "go forward;" Welsh rhyd "ford;" Old Church Slavonic pariti "to fly;" Old English faran "to go, journey," Old Norse fjörðr "inlet, estuary").
Meaning "left side of a ship" (looking forward from the stern) is attested from 1540s, from notion of "the side facing the harbor" (when a ship is docked). It replaced larboard in common usage to avoid confusion with starboard; officially so by Admiralty order of 1844 and U.S. Navy Department notice of 1846. Figurative sense "place of refuge" is attested from early 15c.; phrase any port in a storm first recorded 1749. A port of call (1810) is one paid a scheduled visit by a ship.
"gateway," Old English port "portal, door, gate, entrance," from Old French porte "gate, entrance," from Latin porta "city gate, gate; door, entrance," from PIE root *per- (see port (n.1)). Specific meaning "porthole, opening in the side of a ship" is attested from c.1300.
"bearing, mien," c.1300, from Old French port, from porter "to carry," from Latin portare (see port (n.1)).
type of sweet dark-red wine, 1690s, shortened from Oporto, city in northwest Portugal from which the wine originally was shipped to England; from O Porto "the port;" (see port (n.1)).
"to carry," from Middle French porter, from Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Related: Ported; porting.