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nombril

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/ ˈnɒm brɪl /
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noun Heraldry.
the point in an escutcheon between the middle of the base and the fess point.
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Also called navel.

Origin of nombril

1555–65; <French: literally, navel
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How to use nombril in a sentence

  • La marque de la Belcuenotte, qui a esté brulée à Besançon, estoit au dessus de sa nature, vn peu plus bas que le nombril.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray

British Dictionary definitions for nombril

nombril
/ (ˈnɒmbrɪl) /

noun
heraldry a point on a shield between the fesse point and the lowest point

Word Origin for nombril

C16: from French, literally: navel
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