Definition of Omphalus
1. Noun. A scar where the umbilical cord was attached. "She had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"
Group relationships: Abdomen, Belly, Stomach, Venter
Generic synonyms: Point
Derivative terms: Umbilical
Medical Definition of Omphalus
1. Rarely used term for umbilicus. Origin: G. Omphalos, navel (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Omphalus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology by Jacob Bryant (1807)
"Pausanias mentions an omphalus in the Peloponnesus, which was said to have been the middle of that country. He seems however to doubt of this circumstance, ..."
2. A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology by Jacob Bryant (1807)
"Pausanias mentions an omphalus in the Peloponnesus, which was said to have been the ... At no great distance is a place culled the omphalus, or navel; ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The origin of the omphalus is not clear. Conical stones were elsewhere worshiped, but there is much in the Delphic legend which suggests that the ..."
4. Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Including the Ionian Islands, Continental by John Murray (Firm) (1884)
"The omphalus and the Stone of Cronus, as pointed out by Bursian, were evidently survivals of an older and ..."