nave
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nafu; akin to Old English nafela navel Date: before 12th century the hub of a wheel II. noun Etymology: Medieval Latin navis, from Latin, ship; akin to Old English nōwend sailor, Greek naus ship, Sanskrit nau Date: 1673 the main part of the interior of a church; especially the long narrow central hall in a cruciform church that rises higher than the aisles flanking it to form a clerestory

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  • Nave — • Architecturally the central, open space of a church, west of the choir or chancel, and separated therefrom by a low wall or screen. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nave     Nave   …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • nave — sustantivo femenino 1. Embarcación, especialmente la que tiene cubierta: nave egipcia, nave fenicia. 2. Aparato que puede navegar en el espacio: La tripulación y los pasajeros de la nave se encuentran en perfecto estado. nave espacial Vehículo… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Nave — bezeichnet: einen Fluss in Frankreich, Nebenfluss der Clarence, siehe Nave (Fluss) eine italienische Gemeinde in der Region Lombardei, siehe Nave (Lombardei) Nave (Alabama), Ort in den Vereinigten Staaten zwei Gemeinden in Portugal Nave (Sabugal) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nave — s.f. [lat. navis, gr. nâus ]. 1. (marin.) a. [costruzione di una certa grandezza e capacità, adibita al trasporto per acqua di persone e merci: n. da diporto ] ▶◀ bastimento, (non com.) naviglio, piroscafo. ⇑ imbarcazione, natante. ⇓ aliscafo,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • nave — (Del lat. navis). 1. f. barco (ǁ construcción capaz de flotar). 2. Embarcación de cubierta y con velas, en lo cual se distinguía de las barcas; y de las galeras, en que no tenía remos. Las había de guerra y mercantes. 3. Cada uno de los espacios… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • nave — ave (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. {Navel}.] 1. The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}.] (Arch.) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nave — Ⅰ. nave [1] ► NOUN ▪ the central part of a church apart from the side aisles, chancel, and transepts. ORIGIN Latin navis ship . Ⅱ. nave [2] ► NOUN ▪ the hub of a wheel …   English terms dictionary

  • Nave — Nave, Dorf in der lombardischen Provinz Brescia, im Valle Caino; 2470 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • nave — [neıv] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: navis, from Latin, ship ; because of its shape] the long central part of a church …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nave — [ neıv ] noun count the long central part of a church where people sit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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