Salisbury Cathedral, 1220-1258, Salisbury, England, photo by Gaius Cornelius, Creative Commons attribution license via Wikimedia Commons

Just a Second: nave

Nave (noun)

The central part of the interior of a church.  The term derives from the medieval Latin word for “ship,” which is navis.

The horizontal divisions in the nave of the Salisbury Cathedral dominate the vertical ones and are emphasized with dark stone.


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