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Words nearby naut.
WORDS THAT USE -NAUT
What does -naut mean?
The form -naut ultimately comes from the Greek naútēs, meaning “sailor.” The word nautical, meaning “relating to sailors, ships, and navigation,” is closely related to the combining form –naut.
Examples of -naut
You are likely familiar with the word astronaut, meaning “a person engaged in or trained for spaceflight.”
The first part of the word, astro–, is a combining form that means “related to stars, celestial bodies, and outer space.” The form -naut, as we’ve seen, comes from a Greek root that means “sailor.” Astronaut literally—and very poetically— translates to “star sailor.” Less etherally, astronaut can be literally glossed as a “spacecraft navigator.”
What are some words that use the combining form –naut?
- Argonaut (from Greek Argonaútēs)
- cosmonaut (based on Russian kosmonávt)
What are some other forms that -naut may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for naut.
Gif me hit nat naut; enne is hit gemeles vnder accidie at ich sloue cleopede.
By gar, I coot naut resist—he vos so vairy moche gentilman and I vos so ongrie—I go vis him—not fife hunder yarts—ah!Handy Andy, Volume 2 (of 2)|Samuel Lover
Si īnana din kagadūa, ut nanbiagana; idi nanbiagana di kagadūa, binugauwan naut di ūsali yay kagadūana.Kankanay Ceremonies|C. R. Moss
For so as I haue gadered and proued a lytel her byforn at yuel is naut.Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's 'De Consolatione Philosophiae'|Geoffrey Chaucer
It is from these Naut Parisiaci that the modern city derives its arms,—a vessel with distended sails.Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1|William Walton