What is a ship?

Ekaterina Zhukova
Ekaterina Zhukova
February 4, 2015
What is a ship?

There is a popular popular belief that the word "ship" comes from the word "box." In fact, it is not. This word has a very specific meaning that has not changed for centuries.

The fact that such a ship in terms of etymology, as well as the meaning of the word "ship" at the present time, and will be discussed further.

What is a ship: the origin and meaning of the word

Once scientists believed that the word “ship” had the original Slavic roots “bark” and “trough”, however these assumptions also turned out to be incorrect. The word "ship" is of Greek origin. The Greek word "καραβιον" literally means ship. From it came the Italian name of the vessel - "caravel".

As for what a ship is in the understanding of modern man, it has not actually changed since ancient times: a ship is a sailing ship. The difference in the outdated and modern meanings of this word is only in the fact that in the old days almost all sailing sea ships were called ships, and now they are called so mostly military vessels.For example, a ship can be an amphibious, patrol, escort or patrol ship. And besides, the ships are called multi-masted ships that have straight sails.

Other meanings of the word "ship"

The word "ship" is often used in a figurative sense. For example, by analogy with ships sailing on the boundless sea, ships also began to call ships flying through celestial or space spaces.

Desert ships are called camels, and steppes ships are combines. In architecture, the ship is usually called part of the church building, which has the form of a quadrangle, which is limited from the longitudinal side by colonnades, arches or pillars.