Gavott (baħri)

Fi żmien l-Ordni dan kien dak il-baħri li jdoqq il-fifra fuq ix-xwieni. Qawl: Ix-xemx bdiet kiefra u l-gavott ma jdoqqx iżjed fifra. Dan ifisser illi hekk kif is-sajf iqarreb, ix-xwieni jibdew jintramaw biex isalpaw għas-sibi (il-piraterija). Dan ifisser li l-gavott issa ma setax joqgħod biss idoqq l-istrument fuq il-bastiment, iżda ried imidd idejh għax-xogħol. Oriġ. Il-gavott kienet żifna ta’ stil Barokk li kienet tinżifen f’Franza. Etim. Fr. gavotte.

Koksin

coxswain: the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. The etymology of the word gives a literal meaning of “boat servant” since it comes from cock, a cockboat or other small vessel kept aboard a ship, and swain, an Old English term derived from the Old Norse sveinn meaning boy or servant.

Ref: JA

Source: English

Plural: Koksins

Komet

Person who used to be in charge of a ship’s rowers as well as its sails and holds; galleyman.

Ref: JA

Source: Italian

Plural: kometi