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Nave


Nave (Heb. gao), anything convex or arched, as the boss of a shield, Job 15:26; the eyebrows, Lev. 14:9; an eminent place. Ezek. 16:31. It is rendered once only in the plural, “naves,” 1 Kings 7:33, meaning the centres of the wheels in which the spokes are inserted, i.e., the hubs. In Ezek. 1:18 it is rendered twice “rings,” and margin “strakes,” an old word apparently used for the nave (hub) of a wheel and also more probably for the felloe or the tire, as making the streak or stroke upon the ground.