"spot, blemish," 1610s, from Latin naevus "mole, birthmark, wart," from *gnaevus "birthmark," literally "born in."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for naeve
He was a tall, handsome, and bold man: but his naeve was that he was damnable proud.Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)