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Nave vs. Narthex

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Navenoun

(architecture) The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances.

Narthexnoun

(architecture) A western vestibule leading to the nave in some Christian churches.

Navenoun

A hub of a wheel.

Narthexnoun

A tall umbelliferous plant (Ferula communis). See Giant fennel, under Fennel.

Navenoun

(obsolete) The navel.

Narthexnoun

The portico in front of ancient churches; sometimes, the atrium or outer court surrounded by ambulatories; - used, generally, for any vestibule, lobby, or outer porch, leading to the nave of a church.

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Navenoun

The block in the center of a wheel, from which the spokes radiate, and through which the axle passes; - called also hub or hob.

Narthexnoun

portico at the west end of an early Christian basilica or church

Navenoun

The navel.

Narthexnoun

a vestibule leading to the nave of a church

Navenoun

The middle or body of a church, extending from the transepts to the principal entrances, or, if there are no transepts, from the choir to the principal entrance, but not including the aisles.

Narthex

The narthex is an architectural element typical of early Christian and Byzantine basilicas and churches consisting of the entrance or lobby area, located at the west end of the nave, opposite the church's main altar. Traditionally the narthex was a part of the church building, but was not considered part of the church proper.

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Navenoun

the central area of a church

Navenoun

the central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of the congregation. In traditional Western churches it is rectangular, separated from the chancel by a step or rail, and from adjacent aisles by pillars.

Navenoun

the hub of a wheel.

Nave

The nave () is the central part of a church, stretching from the (normally western) main entrance or rear wall, to the transepts, or in a church without transepts, to the chancel. When a church contains side aisles, as in a basilica-type building, the strict definition of the term is restricted to the central aisle.

β€˜nave’;

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