Origin of naveMedieval Latin navis ; from L, ship: see navy
Origin of naveMiddle English ; from Old English nafu, akin to German nabe: see navel
Origin of naveMedieval Latin navis, from Latin, ship (from its shape); see nau- in Indo-European roots.
plan of the 4th-century ad
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Origin of naveMiddle English, from Old English nafu; see nobh- in Indo-European roots.
Ultimately from Latin nÄvis, via a Romance source.