Omphalos Definition

ŏmfə-lŏs, -ləs
noun
The navel.
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Webster's New World
A central point.
Webster's New World
A rounded stone in Apollo's temple at Delphi, regarded as the center of the world by the ancients.
Webster's New World

The theological proposition that the world was created with certain indicia of a history which had not actually occurred (such as the humans who had never been connected to umbilical cords being created with navels).

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Other Word Forms of Omphalos

Noun

Singular:
omphalos
Plural:
omphaloi

Origin of Omphalos

  • From Ancient Greek ὀμφαλός (omphalos, “navel").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek nobh- in Indo-European roots

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

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