See also: نأو



نَاوِ (nāwi) (form III)

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



Etymology 1Edit

From Sanskrit नामन् (nāman, name), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hnā́ma, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥.


ناو (nāvm (plural ناو, Devanagari नाव)

  1. name
    مےٚ روٗد نٕہ تٔمؠ سُنٛد ناو وَنِہ
    me rūd nụh tạm' sund nāv vanih
    I couldn’t remember his name

Etymology 2Edit

From Sanskrit नावा (nāvā). Also influenced by Classical Persian ناو(nāv).


ناو (nāvf (plural ناوِ‎, Devanagari नाव)

  1. boat
    ناوِ چھےٚ سَرَس پؠٹھ پَکان
    nāvi che saras pyaṭh pakān
    Boats travel on the lake


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From Middle Persian nʾw (nāw, ship), from Proto-Iranian [Term?] (compare Ossetian нау (naw) / науӕ (nawæ)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *náHuš (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 ناو
Iranian Persian
Tajik 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)