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nave1
plan of the 4th-century ad
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Italy
A. apse
B. transept
C. nave
D. aisles
E. narthex
F. atrium

nave 1

 (nāv)
n.
The central part of a church, typically extending from the narthex to the chancel and flanked by aisles.

[Medieval Latin nāvis, from Latin, ship (from its shape); see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nave 2

 (nāv)
n.
The hub of a wheel.

[Middle English, from Old English nafu; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.]

nave

(neɪv)
n
(Architecture) the central space in a church, extending from the narthex to the chancel and often flanked by aisles
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Latin nāvis ship, from the similarity of shape]

nave

(neɪv)
n
the central block or hub of a wheel
[Old English nafu, nafa; related to Old High German naba]

nave

(neɪv)

n.
the principal longitudinal area of a church, extending from the main entrance or narthex to the chancel.
[1665–75; < Medieval Latin nāvis, Latin: ship]

nave

(neɪv)
n.
the central part of a wheel; hub.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nafu, nafa, c. Middle Dutch nave, Old High German naba, Old Norse nǫf; akin to navel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nave - the central area of a churchnave - the central area of a church  
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
Translations
صَحْن الكَنيسَه
hlavní loď
midterskib
fõhajó
kirkjuskip
nava
joms
hlavná loď
sahın

nave

1 [neɪv] N (Archit) → nave f

nave

2 [neɪv] N (= wheel) → cubo m
nave plate (Aut) → tapacubos m inv

nave

[ˈneɪv] nnef f

nave

n
(of church)Haupt- or Mittel- or Längsschiff nt
(of wheel)(Rad)nabe f

nave

[neɪv] n (of church) → navata centrale

nave

(neiv) noun
the middle or main part of a church.
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