naumachia

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naumachia

(nɔːˈmeɪkɪə) or

naumachy

(in ancient Rome) n, pl -chiae (-kɪˌiː) , -chias or -chies
1. (Historical Terms) a mock sea fight performed as an entertainment
2. (Historical Terms) an artificial lake used in such a spectacle
[C16: via Latin from Greek naumakhia, from naus ship + makhē battle]

naumachia, naumachy

1. a mock sea fight, as in ancient Rome.
2. the flooded arena where such fights were conducted.
See also: War
1. a mock sea fight, as in ancient Rome.
2. the place where such fights were conducted.
See also: Ships
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naumachia - a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans
spectacle - an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
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