naumachia

noun nau·ma·chia \ nȯ-ˈmā-kē-ə , -ˈma- \

Definition of naumachia

plural naumachiae play \nȯ-ˈmā-kē-ˌē, -kē-ˌī, -ˈma-\ or naumachias
1 :an ancient Roman spectacle representing a naval battle
2 :a place for naumachiae

Origin and Etymology of naumachia

Latin, from Greek, naval battle, from naus ship + machesthai to fight — more at nave


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