naumachy

naumachy

[naw-muh-kee]
noun, plural naumachies.
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naumachia or naumachy (nɔːˈmeɪkɪə, ˈnɔːməkɪ)
 
n , pl -chiae, -chias, -chies
1.  a mock sea fight performed as an entertainment
2.  an artificial lake used in such a spectacle
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek naumakhia, from naus ship + makhē battle]
 
naumachy or naumachy (nɔːˈmeɪkɪə, ˈnɔːməkɪ, -kɪˌiː)
 
n
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek naumakhia, from naus ship + makhē battle]

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