nave

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See also: näve, nāve, and nāvē

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Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Latin nāvis, via a Romance source.

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nave (plural naves)

  1. (architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English nafu, from Proto-Germanic *nabō (compare Dutch naaf, German Nabe), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobh (navel) (compare Latin umbō (shield boss), Latvian naba, Sanskrit [script?] (nābha)).

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nave (plural naves)

  1. A hub of a wheel.
    • --William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2
      'Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
      In general synod take away her power;
      Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
      And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven...
  2. (obsolete) The navel.
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, scene 1:
      Till he faced the slave;/Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,/Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps,/And fix'd his head upon our battlements
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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nāvis.

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nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nāvis.

Noun[edit]

nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship (watercraft or airship)
  2. (architecture) nave

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nāvis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

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nave f (plural navi)

  1. ship

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nāve

  1. vocative masculine singular of nāvus

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nāvis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

Noun[edit]

nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship
  2. (architecture) nave, aisle

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nāvis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

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nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship
  2. (architecture) nave, aisle

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