Knight vs Nave - What's the difference?

knight | nave |

As a proper noun knight

is an english status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier.

As a noun nave is

(human) hand.

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(wikipedia knight)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) knight, kniht, from (etyl) cniht, cneht, ‘to ball up, pinch, compress’.


(en noun)
  • A warrior, especially of the Middle Ages.
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  • A young servant or follower; a military attendant.
  • Nowadays, a person on whom a knighthood has been conferred by a monarch.
  • (chess) A chess piece, often in the shape of a horse's head, that is moved two squares in one direction and one at right angles to that direction in a single move, leaping over any intervening pieces.
  • (card games, dated) A playing card bearing the figure of a knight; the knave or jack.
  • Synonyms
    * (chess piece) horse (rare)
    Derived terms
    * knight adventurer * knight adventurous * knightage * Knight Bachelor, knight bachelor * knight-bairn * knight-banneret * knight baronet * knight brother * knight caligate of arms * knight-cross * knight-errant * knightess * knightfully * knight-head * knighthood * knightify * knight in shining armor, knight in shining armour * knightless * knightling * knightly * Knight Marshal, knight-marshal * knight-money * knight of adventurers * knight of arms * Knight of Grace * knight of industry, knight of the industry * Knight of Justice * Knight of Malta * Knight of Parliament * Knight of Rhodes * knight of St Crispin * Knight of St John * knight of the carpet * knight of the chamber * Knight of the Bath * knight of the blade * knight of the brush * knight of the cleaver * knight of the collar * Knight of the Commonty * knight of the cue * knight of the elbow * knight of the field * Knight of the Garter * knight of the grammar * knight of the knife * knight of the needle * knight of the order of the fork * knight of the pen * knight of the pencil * knight of the pestle * knight of the post * knight of the quill * knight of the rainbow * knight of the road * Knight of the Round Table * Knight of the Rueful Countenance * knight of the shears * Knight of the Shire * knight of the spigot * Knight of the Spur * knight of the square flag * knight of the stick * knight of the thimble * Knight of the Thistle * knight of the vapour * knight of the wheel * knight of the whip * knight of the whipping-post * Knight of Windsor * Knights of Columbus * Knights of Labor * Knights of Pythias * knight's cross * knight-service * knight's fee * knightship * knight's milfoil * knight's move * knight's pondwort * knight's progress * knight's star * knight's water-sengreen * knight's wort * knight's woundwort * Knight Templar * knight wager * knight-weed * knight-wife * Military Knight of Windsor * Naval Knights of Windsor * (l)
    See also
    * *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) knighten, , from the noun. Cognate with (etyl) knehten.


    (en verb)
  • To confer knighthood upon.
  • The king knighted the young squire .
  • (chess) To promote (a pawn) to a knight.
  • Synonyms
    * dub
    Derived terms
    * knighted * knighting

    See also

    * paladin * baronet ----



    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