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nave Explained

nave at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


nave at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1673, from M.L. navis "nave of a church," from L. navis "ship," on some fancied resemblance in shape. ///

nave at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: navis, from Latin, 'ship'; because of its shape]// the long central part of a church//

näve at Swedish => English Of Explained:


näve at Swedish => english Of Explained:


nave at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Main part of a Christian church, extending from the entrance (the narthex) to the transept or chancel (area around the altar). In a basilican church (see basilica), which has side aisles, nave refers only to the central section. Medieval naves were generally divided into many bays, producing the effect of great length. During the Renaissance, the nave format became more flexible, and the nave was divided into fewer compartments, giving a feeling of spaciousness and balanced proportion among the height, length, and width, as in St. Paul's Cathedral.

nave at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

69 Moby Thesaurus words for "nave":
Easter sepulcher, ambry, apse, arbor, axis, axle, axle bar,
axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, baptistery, blindstory,
center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid, centrum,
chancel, choir, cloisters, confessional, confessionary, core,
crypt, dead center, diaconicon, diaconicum, distaff, epicenter,
fulcrum, gimbal, gudgeon, heart, hinge, hingle, hub, kernel,
mandrel, marrow, medulla, metacenter, middle, navel, nub, nucleus,
oarlock, omphalos, pin, pintle, pith, pivot, pole, porch,
presbytery, radiant, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, rowlock,
sacrarium, sacristy, spindle, storm center, swivel, transept,
triforium, trunnion, umbilicus, vestry

näve at Swedish => English Of Explained:


nave at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Middle): middle, midst, mean, medium, middle term, center, mid-course, halfway house, nave, nucleus, nucleolus, bisection, half distance, equator, diaphragm, midriff, intermediate part.

nave at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

the long central part of a church where most of the seats are
compare TRANSEPT

Nave at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nave \Nave\, n. [F. nef, fr. L. navis ship, to which the church
was often likened; akin to Gr. nay`archo`s, Skr. n[=a]us, and
perh. to AS. naca boat, G. nachen, Icel. n["o]kkvi; cf. L.
nare to swim, float. Cf. {Nausea}, {Nautical}, {Naval}.]
The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts
to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts,
from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including
the aisles.

Nave \Nave\ (n[=a]v), n. [AS. nafu; akin to D. naaf, G. nabe,
OHG. naba, Icel. n["o]f, Dan. nav, Sw. naf, Skr. n[=a]bhi
nave and navel: cf. L. umbo boss of a shield. [root]260. Cf.
1. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes
radiate, and through which the axle passes; -- called also
{hub} or {hob}.

2. The navel. [Obs.] --hak.

nave at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the central area of a church

nave at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » näve|nāve|nāvē



* Inter: enPR » nāv, Inter: IPA » /neɪv/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /neIv/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪv
  • Inter: homophones » knave

    Etymology 1

    Ultimately from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » navis|nāvis|lang=la, via a Romance source.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: architectur » e The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
    Inter: trans-top » the middle or body of a church
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|նավ|tr=nav
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|skib|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schip|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|laiva, Inter: t- » fi|päälaiva
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|nef|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schiff|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ναυς|f|tr=nafs
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hajó
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|corp na heaglaise|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|navata

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|кораб|m|tr=kórab, Inter: t- » mk|брод|m|tr=bród
  • Norwegian:
  • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|midtskip|n
  • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|midskip|n, Inter: t- » nn|midtskip|n
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|nawa główna|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|nave|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|naos|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|неф|tr=nef|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|nave|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » nafu|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » nabō|lang=gem-pro (compare Dutch Inter: term » naaf|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Nabe|lang=de), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » h₃nobh||navel|lang=ine-pro (compare Latin Inter: term » umbo|umbō|shield boss|lang=la, Latvian Inter: term » naba|lang=lv, Sanskrit Inter: term » nābha|lang=sa).


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A hub of a wheel.
    Related terms
    * navel
    Inter: trans-top » hub of a wheel
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αφαλός|m|tr=afalós|sc=Grek
    • Norwegian:
    • : Bokmål: Inter: t- » nb|nav|n
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|nav|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|piasta|f
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cìoch|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nav|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * aven
    • Evan
    • Neva
    • vane

    Category: Category:English terms with multiple etymologies -



    From Inter: etyl » la|ast Inter: term » navis|nāvis|lang=la.


    Inter: ast-noun » f
  • ship

  • Category: Category:ast:Watercraft -



    From Inter: etyl » la|gl Inter: term » navis|nāvis|lang=la.


    Inter: gl-noun » f
  • ship (watercraft or airship)
    1. Inter: architecture » lang=gl Inter: l » en|nave

    Category: Category:gl:Watercraft -


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=it


    From Inter: etyl » la|it Inter: term » navis|nāvis|lang=la.


    * Inter: audio » It-una nave.ogg|Audio


    Inter: it-noun » nav|f|e|i
  • ship

    Related terms

    * nausea
    • nautica
    • navale
    • nave costiera
    • nave scuola
    • navicella
    • navigare
    • naviglio


      * vane
    • vena

    Category: Category:it:Watercraft -



    Inter: la-adj-form » nāve
  • Inter: inflection of » navus|nāvus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Portuguese


    From Inter: etyl » la|pt Inter: term » navis|nāvis|lang=la.


    Inter: pt-noun » f
  • ship
    1. Inter: architecture » lang=pt Inter: l » en|nave, aisle

      See also

      * barco {{m}}

  • navio {{m}}

  • Category: Category:pt:Watercraft -



    From Inter: etyl » la|es Inter: term » navis|nāvis|lang=la.


    Inter: es-noun » f
  • ship
    1. Inter: architecture » lang=es Inter: l » en|nave, aisle

      See also

      * barca {{f}}

  • barco {{m}}
  • lancha {{f}}

  • Category: Category:es:Watercraft -
    Category: ang:nave -
    Translation: ca » nave
    Translation: cs » nave
    Translation: cy » nave
    Translation: de » nave
    Translation: et » nave
    Translation: el » nave
    Translation: es » nave
    Translation: eo » nave
    Translation: fr » nave
    Translation: fy » nave
    Translation: ko » nave
    Translation: hy » nave
    Translation: io » nave
    Translation: id » nave
    Translation: it » nave
    Translation: kn » nave
    Translation: lo » nave
    Translation: lt » nave
    Translation: hu » nave
    Translation: mg » nave
    Translation: ml » nave
    Translation: my » nave
    Translation: fj » nave
    Translation: nl » nave
    Translation: no » nave
    Translation: pl » nave
    Translation: pt » nave
    Translation: ro » nave
    Translation: ru » nave
    Translation: fi » nave
    Translation: tl » nave
    Translation: ta » nave
    Translation: te » nave
    Translation: th » nave
    Translation: tr » nave
    Translation: vi » nave
    Translation: zh » nave

    nāve at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » nave|näve|nāvē



    Inter: lv-noun » f|5th
  • death Inter: gloss » the end of life, of a lifetime
    1. : dabiska, pēkšņa nāvenatural, sudden death
    2. : klīniska nāveclinical death
    3. : bada nāve — hunger death (= starvation)
    4. : nāves diena, brīdis — day, time of death
    5. : nāves sodsdeath penalty
    6. : izglābties no nāves — to escape death
    7. : mirt varoņa nāveto die a heros death''
    8. : dzīvības un nāves jautājums — a question of life and death


      Inter: lv-decl-noun » nā|e|5th||v|vj

      Related terms

      * Inter: l » lv|nāvēt

      See also

      * Inter: l » lv|mirt

    Category: Category:lv:Death -
    Translation: et » nāve
    Translation: ko » nāve
    Translation: it » nāve
    Translation: lt » nāve
    Translation: hu » nāve
    Translation: mg » nāve
    Translation: ru » nāve
    Translation: tr » nāve

  • näve at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » nave|nāve|nāvē



    From Inter: etyl » non|sv Inter: term » hnefi|lang=non.


    * Inter: audio » Sv-en näve.ogg|Audio


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: context » lang=sv|informal (human) hand
    1. Inter: context » lang=sv|informal handful; as much as the hand will grasp or contain


      Inter: sv-noun-reg-ar » 2=näv

      Derived terms

      * ta till nävarna

  • nävkamp

  • Translation: fr » näve
    Translation: mg » näve
    Translation: pl » näve
    Translation: sv » näve

    nāvē at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » nave|näve|nāve



    Inter: head » lv|noun form|g=f
  • Inter: lv-inflection of » nāve|loc|s

  • Translation: it » nāvē