How to Pronounce naves?

Correct pronunciation for the word "naves" is [nˈe͡ɪvz], [nˈe‍ɪvz], [n_ˈeɪ_v_z].

"Naves" in context

Naves are ancient vessels that have acted as transportation since the dawn of mankind. The earliest recorded nave made of wood was found in a Sumerian ship dating back to 2500 BC. Other ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans had their own variations of these vessels. They were typically powered by human, animal, or sailed.

Naves were usually constructed with a frame made of wood and covered with either animal hide or plants such as reeds. The frames were usually reinforced with rope lashings, while their decks were waterproofed with animal fat or other sealants.


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