Definitions for portiaˈpɔr ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˈpoʊr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Por•tiaˈpɔr ʃə, -ʃi ə, ˈpoʊr-(n.)
the heroine of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, who, in one scene, disguises herself as a lawyer.
derived from the Roman surname Porcius (pig).
The seventh satellite of the planet Uranus.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the rich heiress in the "Merchant of Venice," whose destiny in marriage depended, as ordained by her father, on the discretion of the wooer to choose the one of the three caskets that contained her portrait.