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Headword: Νάβα
Adler number: nu,2
Translated headword: nava, boat
Vetting Status: high
Among Romans [sc. this is the name for] the ferry-boat.[1] In many [instances] the Roman word appears to differ little from the Greek: for naus and naba [are] similar.
Greek Original:
Νάβα: παρὰ Ῥωμαίοις τὸ πορθμεῖον. φαίνεται δὲ ἐν πολλοῖς μὴ διεστῶσα τῆς Ἑλλάδος φωνῆς ἡ Ῥωμαϊκή: ναῦς γὰρ καὶ νάβα ἐγγύς.
In fact, Latin navis and Greek ναῦς derive from the same Indo-European root.
Entry not paralleled in other lexica.
[1] pi 2070.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 July 2001@17:31:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 July 2001@05:26:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 8 July 2009@07:53:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; raised status) on 16 June 2011@10:26:46.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2013@06:11:09.


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