Nave vs Credulous - What's the difference?

nave | credulous |

As a noun nave

is (human) hand.

As an adjective credulous is

excessively ready to believe things; gullible.



Etymology 1

Ultimately from (etyl) , via a Romance source.


(en noun)
  • (architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= 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.}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) nafu, from (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • 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,
    And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven...
  • (obsolete) The navel.
  • * William Shakespeare, Macbeth , Act I, scene 1:
  • 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




    (en adjective)
  • Excessively ready to believe things; gullible.
  • (obsolete) Believed too readily.
  • Derived terms

    * credulously * credulousness


    * naive, unworldly * See also:


    * incredulous


    * (etymology)