Latin Nautical Glossary

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== A ==
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acatus: boat
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adminiculum: tiller
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ancora: anchor
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ancorale: sheet anchor
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antennae: yard
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apertus: (galley) with open sides
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aplustre: stern ornament
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== B ==
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biremis: two-banked galley
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== C ==
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carina: keel
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celoces: swift galleys reckoned among the small craft of a fleet
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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
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ceruchus: lift - a line from the mast truck to the yardarm
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clavus: helm, tiller
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codicarius: river boatman
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constratum: the fighting deck of a galley, the main deck of a merchantman
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constratus (see tectus): a galley, protected by decking above and screens along the sides
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contus: a pole used for punting or fending off
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corvus: a boarding bridge
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== D ==
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== E ==
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== F ==
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faber navalis: shipwright
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forus: deck
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== G ==
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gerulus: stevedore
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gubernaculum: steering oar
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gubernator: helmsman
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== H ==
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== I ==
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inhibere: to back water
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insigne: a device carved or painted on a ship - in some conjunctions, it can also stand for a flag, often used for signalling
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== K ==
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== L ==
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lenuncularius: bargeman
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liburna: liburnian (a light roman galley)
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lintrarius: boatman
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longa navis: galley (literally a "long ship")
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lumen: ship's light
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lusoriae: light Roman galleys used on the frontier rivers
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== M ==
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magister: captain of a merchantman
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malus: mast
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manus ferrea: grapnel (literally "iron hand")
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medicus: (ship's) doctor
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milites classici: marines
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== N ==
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navarchus: squadron commander (in the Roman navy)
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naviculuarius: shipowner
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== O ==
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ora: mooring line
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== P ==
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palma: oar blade (literally the "palm of the hand")
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pes, pedes: sheet, sheets
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pix: pitch
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pons: gangplank (usually in the form of a ladder)
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praefectus classis: admiral (in the Roman navy)
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praetoria navis: flagship
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propugnaculum: turret
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puppis: stern
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== Q ==
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quadriremis: quadrireme
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quinqueremis: quinquereme
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== R ==
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remex: oarsman
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remus: oar
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restiones: riggers
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rostrum: ram
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== S ==
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saburra: ballast (literally "sand")
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saburrarius: ballast handler (literally "sandman")
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scala: landing ladder
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scapharius: boatman
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sentina: bilge
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sentinaculum: a bucket for bailing the bilge
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statumina: ribs
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stuppator: caulker
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supparum: topsail
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== T ==
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tectus: galley, protected by decking above and screens along the sides
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transtrum: thwart, rowers bench
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triremis: trireme
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turris: turret
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== U ==
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urinator: diver
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== V ==
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velum: sail
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== W ==
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== X ==
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== Y ==
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== Z ==

Latest revision as of 19:56, 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

remex: oarsman

remus: oar

restiones: riggers

rostrum: ram

S

saburra: ballast (literally "sand")

saburrarius: ballast handler (literally "sandman")

scala: landing ladder

scapharius: boatman

sentina: bilge

sentinaculum: a bucket for bailing the bilge

statumina: ribs

stuppator: caulker

supparum: topsail

T

tectus: galley, protected by decking above and screens along the sides

transtrum: thwart, rowers bench

triremis: trireme

turris: turret

U

urinator: diver

V

velum: sail

W

X

Y

Z

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