Definition of naufrage in English:

naufrage

noun

  • Chiefly Law. Shipwreck; an instance of this. Now rare (only literary).

Origin

Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From Middle French naffrage, naufraige, Middle French, French naufrage from classical Latin naufragium shipwreck, ruin, disaster from naufragus shipwrecked, shipwrecking, variant of nāvifragus shipwrecking + -ium.

Pronunciation

naufrage

/ˈnɔːfrɑːʒ/