- 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 portāre to carry ; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more portative, superlative most portative)