a naval spectacle; a mock sea battle put on by the ancient Romans
A place built to stage a mock sea-battle, or the show performed therein.
Origin: From naumachie and its source, naumachia.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A mock sea fight.
Origin: naumachie, Fr. naumachia, Latin.
Naumachy refers to an ancient Roman spectacle representing a naval battle, often performed in a specially constructed basin or body of water. It can also refer to the place where such spectacles were held. The term originated from the Greek words "naus" meaning ship, and "machē" translating to battle.
a naval battle; esp., a mock sea fight
a show or spectacle representing a sea fight; also, a place for such exhibitions
Origin: [L. naumachia, Gr. naymachi`a; nay^s ship + ma`chh fight, battle, ma`chesqai to fight.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
naw′ma-ki, n. a sea-fight: a show representing a sea-fight.—Also Naumach′ia. [Gr. naus, a ship, machē, a fight.]
The numerical value of naumachy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of naumachy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5