Sailor Speak of the Week – Nautical



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


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


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


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

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