Sailor Speak of the Week – Nautical

Definition

Adjective

  • The general term for anything pertaining to ships and the sea.

Origin

16th century. Originally from Greek, nautikos, and then from Latin, nauticus, both with the same meaning.

Comments

Simply put, it relates something to the sea and to boats.

References

Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport Museum.

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