Latin Nautical Glossary

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Revision as of 19:47, 22 December 2010


Contents

A

acatus: boat

adminiculum: tiller

ancora: anchor

ancorale: sheet anchor

antennae: yard

apertus: (galley) with open sides

aplustre: stern ornament

B

biremis: two-banked galley

C

carina: keel

celoces: swift galleys reckoned among the small craft of a fleet

cercurus: a swift vessel, of no great size, driven by sail and oar, used as a fast merchantman as well as an auxillary in the fleets

ceruchus: lift - a line from the mast truck to the yardarm

clavus: helm, tiller

codicarius: river boatman

constratum: the fighting deck of a galley, the main deck of a merchantman

constratus (see tectus): a galley, protected by decking above and screens along the sides

contus: a pole used for punting or fending off

corvus: a boarding bridge

D

E

F

faber navalis: shipwright

forus: deck

G

gerulus: stevedore

gubernaculum: steering oar

gubernator: helmsman

H

I

inhibere: to back water

insigne: a device carved or painted on a ship - in some conjunctions, it can also stand for a flag, often used for signalling

K

L

lenuncularius: bargeman

liburna: liburnian (a light roman galley)

lintrarius: boatman

longa navis: galley (literally a "long ship")

lumen: ship's light

lusoriae: light Roman galleys used on the frontier rivers

M

magister: captain of a merchantman

malus: mast

manus ferrea: grapnel (literally "iron hand")

medicus: (ship's) doctor

milites classici: marines

N

navarchus: squadron commander (in the Roman navy)

naviculuarius: shipowner

O

ora: mooring line

P

palma: oar blade (literally the "palm of the hand")

pes, pedes: sheet, sheets

pix: pitch

pons: gangplank (usually in the form of a ladder)

praefectus classis: admiral (in the Roman navy)

praetoria navis: flagship

propugnaculum: turret

puppis: stern

Q

quadriremis: quadrireme

quinqueremis: quinquereme

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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