FWIW, the word "port" may be related to the Greek word "porta" which means "entrance" (as in "portal"). And this may be derived from the Greek word "parto" which means "to take". Which is related to "part".
A "port" then is the" entrance" to a mainland where you go to "take" part of the merchandice imported.
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On Saturday, October 24, 2015 Michael <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
David thanks. I assumed it was an archaeology term and perhaps a literal translation of some old text. Mike