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Postby William Hupy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:50 pm

The nave of a church is the main portion. Strangely, it comes from the same root as ship, navis. Then again maybe not so strange if you consider a vague resemblance in shape. Query: do knaves occupy the nave? Is there a connection between the two?
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Re: Nave

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:37 pm

Indeed, at times Knaves have occupied the Nave. Yet the word knave to me has a good connotation, perhaps from sharing kn- with knight?

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Re: Nave

Postby Slava » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:50 pm

No relation between the two. Knave comes from an OE word meaning "boy".
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Re: Nave

Postby tkowal » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:46 am

And it is probably related to German Knabe also meaning "boy".

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