Nombril meaning

nŏmbrəl
The point on an escutcheon between the fess point and the base point; the midpoint in the lower half of the escutcheon.
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(heraldry) The point on a shield just below the true center; navel point.
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(heraldry) A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon.
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Origin of nombril

  • French from Old French from (u)n ombril (a) navel from Vulgar Latin umbilīculus from Latin diminutive of umbilīcus nobh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French nombril, for Old French lombril, i. e., ombril, with the article, a diminutive from Latin umbilicus the navel. See navel.

    From Wiktionary