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nave

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noun \ˈnāv\

Definition of nave

  1. :  the hub of a wheel

Origin and Etymology of nave

Middle English, from Old English nafu; akin to Old English nafela navel


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nave

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Definition of nave

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of nave

Medieval Latin navis, from Latin, ship; akin to Old English nōwend sailor, Greek naus ship, Sanskrit nau

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NAVE Defined for Kids

nave

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noun \ˈnāv\

Definition of nave for Students

  1. :  the long central main part of a church



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