Origin of omphaloskepsis

< Greek omphal(ós) omphalos + -o- -o- + sképsis act of looking Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for omphaloskepsis

1925, from omphalo- + Greek -skepsis, from skeptesthai "to reflect, look, view" (see scope (n.1)). Also omphaloscopy (1931), and used in the sense of "navel-gazer" were omphalopsychic (1892), omphalopsychite (1882).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper