Origin of Porte
Examples from the Web for porte
The ultimatum was presented to the Porte, which treated it as a declaration of war.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
The motions of Russia indicate a war with the Porte no longer Sublime.
After this, in making the round, one comes again to the Porte Majou, by which one entered.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces|Francis Miltoun
Paswan Oglou, the rebel of Widdin; who, for the last years of his life, set the whole power of the Porte at defiance.The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)|Lord Byron
What a contrast between this and the time when "Porte Crayon" gave him ten dollars, which Morse said would save his life!Famous Men of Science|Sarah K. Bolton
Word Origin for Porte
"Ottoman court at Constantinople," c.1600, from French, in full, la Sublime Porte, translation of Arabic al-Bab al-'Ali, literally "lofty gate," official name of the central office of the Ottoman government (cf. Vatican for "the Papacy," White House for "the United States"). Supposedly a reference to the ancient custom of holding royal audience in the doorway of a king's palace or tent.