keskilaiva

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

keski- (mid-, middle) +‎ laiva (ship)

NounEdit

keskilaiva

  1. (nautical) midship (middle part of a ship or a boat, longitudinally)
  2. (nautical) amidships (Finnish inessive and illative are often best translated with this adverb into English)
    Torpedo osui vihollista keskilaivaan.
    The torpedo hit the enemy amidships.
  3. (architecture) The central nave in a building, particularly in a basilica.

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 08:22