Latin Nautical Glossary

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== O ==
 
== O ==
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ora: mooring line
  
 
== P ==
 
== 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
  
 
== Q ==
 
== Q ==
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quadriremis: quadrireme
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quinqueremis: quinquereme
  
 
== R ==
 
== 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
  
 
== S ==
 
== 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
  
 
== T ==
 
== 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
  
 
== U ==
 
== U ==
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urinator: diver
  
 
== V ==
 
== V ==
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velum: sail
  
 
== W ==
 
== W ==

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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