nau (not in a church)

English translation: nave

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17:01 Jan 5, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture / architecture
Catalan term or phrase: nau (not in a church)
I know what it means, just can't come up with the English word.

"A l’antic pavelló on es guardaven els cavalls i els cotxes, hi ha uns arcs parabòlics i unes voltes de grans dimensions i que donen suport i cobreixen la nau."
xxxJon Zuber
English translation:nave
Explanation:
I would say the 'nave' which is not exclusively for churches. It's a large vaulted space of any kind within a building, particularly large buildings.

An alternative would be to just generalise, using the word 'space' say.

'...that supported and covered the space below/the nave....?
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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 06:51
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nave


Explanation:
I would say the 'nave' which is not exclusively for churches. It's a large vaulted space of any kind within a building, particularly large buildings.

An alternative would be to just generalise, using the word 'space' say.

'...that supported and covered the space below/the nave....?

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 06:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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Thanks, Ailish.
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