English word navigation comes from Latin navis (Ship.).

Navigation etymology history

Navigation detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
navis Latin (lat) Ship.
navigo Latin (lat) I sail, navigate, travel by sea.
navigatus Latin (lat)
navigatio Latin (lat) The act of sailing or voyaging; voyage, navigation.
navigation Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
navigation English (eng) (countable) A canal.. (uncountable) The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or spaceship or (colloquially) road vehicle.. (uncountable) Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping.

Words with the same origin as navigation

Descendants of navis
nav naval navigate navigator navy