Etymology: nauseous/nauseated

The Greek word ναῦς (naus) means “boat”. It is the source of words such as nautical and Nautica…it is related to the Latin naves, from which English takes navigate, naval, and navy.

Best words from this classical root set? Nauseous/nauseated (depending on to what extent you are a prescriptivist) = the feeling of being (sick) on a boat.

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