Omphalos meaning

ŏmfə-lŏs, -ləs
The navel.
noun
0
0
A central part; a focal point.
noun
0
0
Any of various stones revered as sacred in ancient Greek civilization, representing the center of the world.
noun
0
0
noun
0
0
A central point.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
A rounded stone in Apollo's temple at Delphi, regarded as the center of the world by the ancients.
noun
0
0
The navel.
noun
0
0
A central part; a focal point.
noun
0
0
An ancient religious stone artifact, or baetylus, used to denote the direction of the "center" of the world.
noun
0
0
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).
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of omphalos

  • Greek nobh- in Indo-European roots

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

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

    From Wiktionary