naumachia
noun (plural naumachiae or -chias) Etymology: Latin, from Greek, naval battle, from naus ship + machesthai to fight — more at nave Date: 1596 1. an ancient Roman spectacle representing a naval battle 2. a place for naumachiae

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  • Naumachia — (detail): an imaginative recreation by Ulpiano Checa, first exhibited in 1894. The naumachia (in Latin naumachia, from the Ancient Greek ναυμαχία/naumachía, literally naval combat ) in the Ancient Roman world referred to both the re enactment of… …   Wikipedia

  • NAUMACHIA — Suetonio in Claud. c. 2. et in Neron. c. 27. et P. Victor. vox Graeca, non solum certamen navale significat, sed etiam locum in quo illud certamen fiebat, populô inspectante. Qui locus instar lacus erat in medio theatri, vel in campo aliquo… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Naumachĭa — (gr.), 1) Seetreffen; 2) bei den Römern zur Luft u. als Schauspiel gegebene Wassergefechte, Nachahmung von Seegefechten. Die in den Naumachien Fechtenden (Naumachiarii) waren gewöhnlich Gefangene od. verurtheilte Verbrecher, welche bis auf den… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Naumachia — Naumachia, griech., Seeschlacht; bei den Römern in der Kaiserzeit Seegefechte als Schauspiele auf natürlichen oder künstlichen Teichen, die deßwegen N. hießen; das von Gladiatoren gegebene Schauspiel einer Seeschlacht mit allen ihren Gefahren und …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • naumachia — [nô′mə kē] n. pl. naumachies [nô mā′kē ə] n. naumachias or naumachiae [nô mā′kēē΄] [L < Gr naus, ship (see NAVY) + machē, battle] 1. in ancient Rome, a mock sea battle 2. a place constructed for this: Also …   English World dictionary

  • naumachia — /naw may kee euh/, n., pl. naumachiae / kee ee /, naumachias. 1. a mock sea fight, given as a spectacle among the ancient Romans. 2. a place for presenting such spectacles. [1590 1600; < L: mock naval battle < Gk naumachía a sea fight, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • naumachia — Nauheim bath Nauheim bath, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] naumachia aumachia n. Same as {naumachy}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naumachia — nau·ma·chì·a s.f. TS stor. in Roma antica, spettacolo che rappresentava una battaglia navale in piccoli laghi naturali o artificiali | impianto o edificio in cui si svolgeva tale spettacolo {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XIV. ETIMO: dal lat.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • naumachia — {{hw}}{{naumachia}}{{/hw}}s. f. Spettacolo di combattimento navale, per pubblico divertimento, spec. fra gli antichi Romani …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • naumachia — pl.f. naumachie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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