- of or having the power of carrying
Origin of portativeMiddle English ; from Old French portatif, literally , that is carried ; from Classical Latin portatus, past participle of portare, to carry (see fare) + Old French -if, -ive
- Capable of or used in carrying.
Origin of portativeMiddle English portatif, from Old French, from Latin portare, to carry; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more portative, superlative most portative)