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 nāvis from Latin ship (from its shape) ; see nāu- 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.