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نَاوِ (nāwi) (form III)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of نَاوَى(nāwā)


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From Middle Persian nʾw (nāw, ship), from Proto-Iranian (compare Ossetian нау (naw) / науӕ (nawæ)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *nāu- (ship, boat) (compare Sanskrit नाव (nāva, ship)), from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us (boat) (compare Ancient Greek ναῦς (naûs, ship), Latin nāvis (ship), Albanian anije (ship)).



ناو (nâv) (plural ناوها(nâv-hâ))

Dari Persian ناو
Iranian Persian ناو
Tajiki Persian нов (nov)
  1. (archaic) boat, small ship
  2. warship; cruiser
  3. anything long and hollow
  4. pipe
  5. gutter, drainpipe, water pipe, downpipe
  6. a river, stream; channel, canal, aqueduct; river basin
  7. a cistern; tankage
  8. trough; feeder
  9. the sluice of a mill-dam
  10. the furrow or groove down the middle of a man's back or the loins of a horse; also in a grain of wheat and a date-stone
  11. gluteal cleft
  12. the passage through which the meal or flour runs when grinding
  13. a hole
  14. a crack, chink
  15. a baker's rolling-pin
  16. a frying pan
  17. a cauldron, kettle, pot
  18. an easy, graceful air in walking

Derived termsEdit


  • Armenian: նավ (nav)
  • Ottoman Turkish: ناو(nâv)
  • Udi: наъв (na̱v, gutter, trough)