MARITIME GLOSSARIES AND DICTIONARIES IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
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Whether you are navigating the languages of the world or its seas, may you have fair winds and a fruitful journey.
 
Paul Keene

 
ENGLISH GLOSSARIES/ GLOSSAIRES ANGLAIS
 
GLOSSAIRES FRANCAIS / FRENCH GLOSSARIES
 
MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
 
OTHER LANGUAGES  AUTRES LANGUES

ENGLISH GLOSSARIES/ GLOSSAIRES ANGLAIS

 

General Nautical / Maritime    Top of Page

 

Sailing Terms

 

Glossary of Nautical Terms

 

Glossary of Nautical Terms, phrases and abbreviations

 

TRMA NAUTICAL GLOSSARY  Titanic Research & Modeling Association

 

 

Sport & Recreation    Top of Page

 

Glossary from a cruising sailboat

 

Recreational Sailing Glossary

 

Recreational boating vocabulary

 

Sea-going terms (From a sailing school.  Not extensive.)

 

Sailing Terminology

 

Canoe Dictionary

 

 

Commercial Shipping   Top of Page

 

Acronyms and Abbreviations (The Nautical Institute)

 

Maritime terms  (Ports & Ships)

 

Maritime terms (from the insurance world)

 

Maritime Law terms (McGill University)

 

Shipping Terms  (U.S. Dept of Transportation, Maritime Administration)

 

Shipping Glossary (Maersk Line)

 

Practical Shipping Vocabulary  Explanatory comments for each term. Mostly acronyms.

 

Berg Business Research - Maritime Glossary

 

International Trade and Transportation

 

Marine Terms and Acronyms (Maritime Institute, Newfoundland):

 emphasis on scientific terms

 

Maritime Terms (The Transportation Institute): Business and Law

 

Maritime Industry Terms and Abbreviations

 

Shipping and Offshore Terms

 

 

Commercial (Other)   Top of Page

 

Fisheries terms

 

Chartering terms

 

 

Specialized   Top of Page

 

Nautical Terms (Great Lakes Shipwrecks)

 

Physical Oceanography  -- large .pdf file.  Click here for a less complete version in html.

 

Dory Language

 

Schooner Vocabulary

 

Hydrofoil Terms

 

Tall Ship Terms (from the historic vessel, Lady Washington)

 

Everyday expressions with nautical origins:  fun, but watch for shaky etymologies

 

Origins of Naval Terminology in Everyday Use (US Navy)

 

Ship Modeling Vocabulary

 

Model Boat Glossary

 

 

Sea History   Top of Page

 

Emphasis on the "Age of Sail"

 

Glossary of Nautical Terms - mostly historical

 

Jim Stein's Nautical Terms

 

Ship Terminology Illustrated

 

Nomenclature of Naval Vessels  (1942)

 

Historical Dictionaries   Top of Page

 

from The Sea Man's Vademecum, 1707.

 

from Sutherland: Prices of the Shipbuilding Adjusted: or, the Mystery of Ship-Building Unveiled, 1717.

 

from James Love: The Mariner's Jewel, 1735.

 

from Mungo Murray: A Treatise on Ship-building and Navigation, 1765.

 

from Marmaduke Stalkartt: Naval Architecture, 1787

 

from The Shipbuilder's Repository, 1788

 

From Steel: The Elements and Rigging and Seamanship (1794):

Mast making

Rope making

Sail making

Block making

Rigging

Seamanship

 

from Darcy Lever: The Young Sea Officers Sheet Anchor; or, a key to the leading of rigging, and to practical seamanship, London, 1808

 

Glossary of Nautical Terms  From 'Examination of a Young Officer' The New Practical Navigator (1814)

 

William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine, 1780. Complete.

 

A New Universal Dictionary of the Marine, Falconer, 1815.  The complete dictionary has been digitized.

 

from Charles Frederick Partington: The Ship-Builder's Complete Guide, 1825.

 

from Hedderwick: Marine Architecture (1830)

 

from Robert Brindley: A Compendium of Naval Architecture, 1832.

 

from McKay, Lauchlan: The Practical Ship-Builder, 1839.

 

from Robert Kipping: The Elements of Sailmaking, 1847

 

from Meade: A Treatise on Naval Architecture and Ship-Building, 1869

 

Dixon Kemp's Dictionary  (Yachting and Sailing, 1913)

 

Maritime Terms (circa 1944)

 

 

 

GLOSSAIRES FRANCAIS / FRENCH GLOSSARIES

 

 

Le transport commercial   Top of Page

 

Lexique des termes de Marine  (D'après le Glossaire des termes courants de vocabulaire maritime, Ecole Navale et Groupe Ecoles du Poulmic, Edition 1977).

 

Le vocabulaire maritime (de la marine marchande)

 

Cours sécurité nautique

 

Lexique: Transports Ministère des Transports, de l'Équipement, du Tourisme et de la Mer

 

Lexique Maritime

 

Le vocabulaire "Marine nationale"

 

Lexique des termes du droit maritime

 

Vocabulaire du marinier

 

 

Sports / Loisirs   Top of Page

 

La terminologie d'un bateau (des Guides et Scouts d’Europe)

 

Petite liste de vocabulaire nautique  (bateau à voile)

 

Le vocabulaire de la voile

 

Glossaire de la voile et de la mer

 

Lexique de la mer  (Vendée Globe)

 

 

Autres   Top of Page

 

Vocabulaire de la marée

 

Lexique fluvial et Batelier

 

les sous-marins

 

 

Histoire maritime   Top of Page

  

Glossaire des termes de marine (avec illustrations)

 

Pirates et Corsaires

 

Lexique de termes marins

 

La Marine Ancienne

 

 

Dictionnaires historiques   Top of Page

 

Cleirac:  Vs et covstvmes de la mer, 1661.

 

Fournier: Hydrographie, 1667

 

Dassie: L'Architecture navale, contenant la maniere de construire les Navires, Galeres, Chaloupes et autres especes de Vaisseaux, 1695:

Termes vsitez de la marine

Definition De Plvsievres Especes de Vaisseaux

Definition des departies qvi servent à la construction d'un Vaisseau

 

Rene du Guay-Trouin: Memoire de Monsieur du Guay-Trouin, 1740

 

Nicolas Aubin: Dictionnaire de marine 1742

 

Alexandre Saverien: Petit dictionnaire historique, theorique et pratique de marine ancienne & moderne, 1758

 

Reaumur & Duhamel du Monceau: Fabrique de ancres, 1781

 

Romme: L'Art de la voilure, 1781

 

Consolin: Manuel du voiler, 1859

 

 

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

 

 

English/French  Français/Anglais   Top of Page

 

English-French Sailing Dictionary

 

Français-Anglais Lexique de Navigation Maritime

 

Canoë-kayak (Français / Anglais)

 

Un petit lexique Anglais-Français pour la construction navale

 

Lexique nautique bilingue (Français / Anglais)

 

LEXIQUE MARITIME GLOSSARY (Français-Anglais

 

Lexique Maritime “Glossary English / Français”

 

Lexique anglais-français de la radiotéléphonie maritime

 

Abréviations couramment utilisées dans le monde du transport maritime (Anglais / Français)

 

Lexique anglais - français du fret maritime

 

LEXIQUE TERMES TRANSPORT - FRANCAIS - ANGLAIS

 

 

Other / Autres   Top of Page

 

IOC/UNESCO Titles and Acronyms (English / French / Spanish)

 

International Hydrographic Dictionary  (English / French / Spanish)

 

Windsurfing Dictionary  (English - German - Polish - Italian - French – Spanish)

 

Windsurf glossary  (English / Hungarian)

 

Vocabulario del Windsurfista  (Windsurfing: English / Spanish)

 

Inland Waterways and Navigation  (Polish / French / German / English / Dutch)

 

Ocean Dictionary (Japanese / English, French, Spanish, Portugese)

 

Dicionário de Termos Náuticos (Português-Castelhano-Inglês-Francês)

 

H.S. Vial du Clairbois: Anmärkningar vid Öfverstens och Riddarens af Kongl. Svärdsorden, Herr af Chapmans Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet, 1782  (français / suèdois)

 

Maritime Law terms (English/Arabic/French)

 

Johann Hinrich Röding: Allgemeines Wörterbuch der Marine in allen Europæischen Seesprache nebst vollstændigen Erklærungen. , 1793-1798 (Swedish / German)

 

From Keel to Truck: A Marine Dictionary . Heinrich Paasch, 1885. (English / French / German)  The complete dictionary has been digitized.

 

D. Timoteo O-Scanlan: Cartilla practica de construccion naval, dispuesta en forma de vocabulario, ... Imprenta Nacional, Madrid, 1847 [2nd]:

Nomenclatura francesa (French / Spanish)

Nomenclatura englesa (English / Spanish)

Nomenclatura italiana (Italian / Spanish)

 

Carl Gustaf Tornquist: Utkast till Swenska Flottans Sjö-tog, 1788

Swedish / English / French

English / Swedish

 

Abbreviations Used in Commercial Practice of the International Merchant Marine (English / Russian)

 

Lé vocabulaithe d'la mé dans les trais langues (Jèrriais – English – French) The language of Jersey

 

Italian / English

 

Julian Dixon's Polylingual Translating Dictionary and Glossary for Viking Ships and other ancient and historical Sailing Craft...  (Numerous modern and ancient languages)

 

WW II U-Boat vocabulary  (German - English)

 

 

OTHER LANGUAGES  AUTRES LANGUES

 

 

German / Allemand   Top of Page

 

Johann Hinrich Röding: Allgemeines Wörterbuch der Marine in allen Europæischen Seesprache nebst vollstændigen Erklærungen. , 1793-1798

 

 

Spanish / Espagnol   Top of Page

 

terminos nauticos  (de la Flota de Optimist del Club de mar de Almeria, España)

 

 

Swedish / Suèdois   Top of Page

 

Dalman: "Utkast til et Sjö-Lexicon", 1765

 

Carl Gustaf Tornquist: Utkast till Swenska Flottans Sjö-tog, 1788