(Heb. gao ), anything convex or arched, as the boss of a shield, ( Job 15:26 ) the eyebrows, ( Leviticus 14:9 ) an eminent place. ( Ezekiel 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 ( Ezekiel 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.
Greek form of the Hebrew proper name "Nun" (so the Revised Version (British and American)), found only in the King James Version of Sirach 46:1.
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