nāu- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root nāu-: -naut, aeronaut, Argonaut, astronaut, cosmonaut, nacelle, nausea, nautical, nautilus, naval, nave, navicular, navigate.

nāu-

Boat.

Oldest form *neh2u-, colored to *nah2u-, becoming *nau- (before consonants) and *nāw- (before vowels).
1. nacelle, naval, nave1, navicular, navigate, navy from Latin nāvis, ship.
2. nausea, -naut, nautical, nautilus, noise; aeronaut, Argonaut, astronaut, cosmonaut from Greek naus, ship, and nautēs, sailor.

[Pokorny 1. nāus- 755.]



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