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From Proto-Indo-European *ǵn̥h₃wós, from *ǵneh₃- (know) (whence Latin nōscō (to know, recognize)) + *-wós (whence Latin -vus).



nāvus (feminine nāva, neuter nāvum); first/second declension

  1. active, busy, diligent


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative nāvus nāva nāvum nāvī nāvae nāva
genitive nāvī nāvae nāvī nāvōrum nāvārum nāvōrum
dative nāvō nāvō nāvīs
accusative nāvum nāvam nāvum nāvōs nāvās nāva
ablative nāvō nāvā nāvō nāvīs
vocative nāve nāva nāvum nāvī nāvae nāva

Derived terms[edit]


  • navus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • navus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • navus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) a cutter: navis actuaria
    • (ambiguous) a man-of-war: navis longa
    • (ambiguous) a transport or cargo-boat: navis oneraria
    • (ambiguous) a merchantman: navis mercatoria
    • (ambiguous) the ship strikes on the rocks: navis ad scopulos alliditur (B. C. 3. 27)
    • (ambiguous) the admiral's ship; the flagship: navis praetoria (Liv. 21. 49)