See also: Nave, näve, nāve, nāvē, and navé

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The nave of a church in Ellmau, Austria

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Etymology 1 edit

Ultimately from Latin nāvem, singular accusative of nāvis, possibly via a Romance source. Doublet of nef and nau.

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nave (plural naves)

  1. (architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter V, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, [] , down the nave to the western door. [] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.
  2. (architecture) The ground-level middle cavity of a barn.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English nave, from Old English nafu, from Proto-West Germanic *nabu, from Proto-Germanic *nabō (compare Dutch naaf, German Nabe, Swedish nav), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nebʰ- (navel, hub) (compare Latin umbō (shield boss), Latvian naba, Sanskrit नभ्य (nabhya)).

 
Wheel showing nave at centre

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nave (plural naves)

  1. A hub of a wheel.
  2. (obsolete) The navel.
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Asturian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin nāvis, nāvem.

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nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship
  2. industrial building
    Neses naves del polígunu fain planches de fierro vieyo qu'atopen perahi
    In those industrial buildings they make plates from old iron that they find around.

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nave

  1. water
    • (Can we date this quote?) Martin Pavior-Smith, Exploring self-concept and narrator characterisation in Aulua (nave):
      Nave ibtavov ben.
      The water went [=was swept] out [of the house].

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  • Darrell T. Tryon, New Hebrides languages: an internal classification (1976) (na-βʷe); ABVD 1 (na-fe), 2 (na-ve), 3 (na-ve)

Galician edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese nave, from Latin nāvis, nāvem.

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nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship (watercraft or airship)
  2. (architecture) nave

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nave (plural naves)

  1. ship

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Etymology edit

From Latin nāvem, from Proto-Italic *naus ~ *nāwis, from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us, derived from the root *(s)neh₂- (to swim, float).

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nave f (plural navi)

  1. ship

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  • Slavomolisano: nava

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Latin edit

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nāve

  1. ablative singular of navis

References edit

  • nave”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nave”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nave in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

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Etymology edit

From Old English nafu, from Proto-West Germanic *nabu, from Proto-Germanic *nabō.

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nave (plural naves)

  1. nave (hub of a wheel)

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Northern Sami edit

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  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈnave/

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nave

  1. inflection of navvit:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. imperative connegative

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese nave, from Latin nāvis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us. Doublet of nau.

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nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship
    Synonyms: barco, navio
  2. (architecture) nave, aisle
  3. (Brazil, slang) car
  4. (colloquial, usually in science fiction) Ellipsis of nave espacial (spaceship).

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Scots edit

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From Old Norse hnefi.

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nave (plural naves)

  1. (Orkney) a clenched fist or a handful
    ah'll cheust tak a nave-filI'll just take a handful
    He wis rorrin' and shaftin' his navehe was shouting and shaking his fist

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old Spanish naf, naue, from Latin nāvem, nāvis, from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us. Cognate with English nave, navigate, and navy.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnabe/ [ˈna.β̞e]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -abe
  • Syllabification: na‧ve

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nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship, vessel (with a concave hull)
    Synonyms: bajel, barco, buque, navío, nao
  2. craft, spaceship, spacecraft (ellipsis of nave espacial), starship (ellipsis of nave estelar)
  3. (architecture, religion) nave, aisle

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