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See also: Nave, näve, nāve, and nāvē

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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Ultimately from Latin nāvis, via a Romance source.

NounEdit

nave (plural naves)

  1. (architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 5, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      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.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English nafu, from Proto-Germanic *nabō (compare Dutch naaf, German Nabe), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobh (navel) (compare Latin umbō (shield boss), Latvian naba, Sanskrit नाभ (nābha)).

NounEdit

nave (plural naves)

  1. A hub of a wheel.
    • --William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2
      'Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
      In general synod take away her power;
      Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
      And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven...
  2. (obsolete) The navel.
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, scene 1:
      Till he faced the slave;/Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,/Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps,/And fix'd his head upon our battlements
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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nāvis, nāvem.

NounEdit

nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship

AuluaEdit

NounEdit

nave

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

Further readingEdit

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

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin nāvis, nāvem.

NounEdit

nave f (plural naves)

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

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin nāvis, nāvem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

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NounEdit

nave f (plural navi)

  1. ship

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

nāve

  1. ablative singular of navis

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Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈnɑve/

VerbEdit

nave

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin nāvis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship
  2. (architecture) nave, aisle

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nāvis, nāvem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *néh₂us.

NounEdit

nave f (plural naves)

  1. ship
  2. (architecture) nave, aisle

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