naumachy

mock sea-battle

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Naumachy — Nau ma*chy (n[add] m[.a]*k[y^]), n. [L. naumachia, Gr. naymachi a; nay^s ship + ma chh fight, battle, ma chesqai to fight.] 1. A naval battle; esp., a mock sea fight put on by the ancient Romans. [1913 Webster] 2. (Rom. Antiq.) A show or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naumachy — /naw meuh kee/, n., pl. naumachies. naumachia. * * * …   Universalium

  • naumachy —   n. n. mock sea battle; arena for it …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • naumachy — noun a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans • Syn: ↑naumachia • Hypernyms: ↑spectacle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nauheim bath — Nauheim bath, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] naumachia aumachia n. Same as {naumachy}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naumachia — Nauheim bath Nauheim bath, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] naumachia aumachia n. Same as {naumachy}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fighting and Combat — Have you ever seen one of those old westerns when some grizzled and toothless saloon patron says them s fighting words ? Well, here they are all twenty one of them! These words, all very obscure, refer to fighting, combat or conflict, whether… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • naumachia — [nô′mə kē] n. pl. naumachies [nô mā′kē ə] n. naumachias or naumachiae [nô mā′kēē΄] [L < Gr naus, ship (see NAVY) + machē, battle] 1. in ancient Rome, a mock sea battle 2. a place constructed for this: Also …   English World dictionary

  • naumachia — noun a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans • Syn: ↑naumachy • Hypernyms: ↑spectacle …   Useful english dictionary

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