Nave vs Axel - What's the difference?
As a noun nave
is (human) hand.
As a proper noun axel is
in quiet use since the 19th century.
Ultimately from (etyl) , via a Romance source.
(architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
* , chapter=5
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave
to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
From (etyl) nafu, from (etyl) ).
A hub of a wheel.
* --William Shakespeare, Hamlet , Act II, Scene 2
- 'Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
- In general synod take away her power;
- Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel,
(obsolete) The navel.
* William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act I, scene 1:
- And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven...
- Till he faced the slave;/Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,/Till he unseam'd him from the nave to the chaps,/And fix'd his head upon our battlements
(figure skating) A jump with one (or more) and a half turns in the air.