нау

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Ossetian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us, whence also Persian ناو(nāv, boat; channel), Ancient Greek ναῦς(naûs), Latin navis and Armenian նավ(nav).

Noun[edit]

нау ‎(naw) ‎(plural наутӕ)

  1. (Iron dialect) ship
    науы кӕттаг‎ ― nawy kættag ― sail of the ship
    науы капитан‎ ― nawy kapitan ― captain of the ship

References[edit]

  • Abajev, V. I. (1958–1995) Istoriko-etimologičeskij slovarʹ osetinskovo jazyka [Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Ossetian Language] (in Russian), Moscow, Leningrad: USSR Academy of Sciences
  • Kasajev A. M., editor (1993), “нау”, in Iron-wyryssag ʒyrdwat [Iron–Russian Dictionary], 4th edition, Vladikavkaz: North-Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian Studies