the navel; umbilicus.
the central point.
Greek Antiquity. a stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, thought to mark the center of the earth.
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How to use omphalos in a sentence
It is the omphalos, this city that straddles two steamboat rivers at the continental crossroads.
On the right, the god is seated on the omphalos, holding up his right hand.
Delphi also contained the “omphalos,” a sacred stone bound with fillets, supposed to mark the centre of the earth.
From which omphalos or hub of the universe he will direct his shining team even to the far Hesperides of Richmond or of Windsor.Pagan Papers | Kenneth Grahame
Among the former is the famous omphalos or Navel-stone, on which Apollo is often represented as sitting.Greece | J.A. McClymont
omphalos, om′fal-us, n. the navel: a raised central point: a boss.
British Dictionary definitions for omphalos
(in the ancient world) a sacred conical object, esp a stone. The most famous omphalos at Delphi was assumed to mark the centre of the earth
the central point
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