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navel Explained

navel at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['neıvəl]

navel at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. nafela, from P.Gmc. *nabalan (cf. O.N. nafli), from PIE *(o)nobh- "navel" (cf. Gk. omphalos; O.Ir. imbliu; O.Prus. nabis; Skt. nabhi-; Avestan nafa-; and L. umbilicus, source of Sp. ombligo, O.Fr. lombril, Fr. nombril). "Navel" words from other roots include Lith. bamba, Skt. bimba- (also "disk, sphere"), Gk. bembix, lit. "whirlpool." O.C.S. papuku, Lith. pumpuras are originally "bud." Considered a feminine sexual center since ancient times, and still in parts of the Middle East, India, and Japan. Even in medieval Europe, it was averred that "[t]he seat of wantonness in women is the navel." [Cambridge bestiary, C.U.L. ii.4.26] Words for it in most languages have a secondary sense of "center." ///

navel at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin: nafela]//
1 the small hollow or raised place in the middle of your stomach: belly button, tummy button//
2 gaze at/contemplate your navel: to spend too much time thinking about your own problems - used humorously//

navel at Dutch => English Of Explained:

navel

navel at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "navel":
axis, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid,
centrum, core, dead center, epicenter, heart, hub, kernel, marrow,
medulla, metacenter, middle, nave, nub, nucleus, omphalos, pith,
pivot, storm center, umbilicus

navel at Dutch => English Of Explained:

navel [navəl]
navel

navel at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Centrality): centrality, center, middle, focus, core, kernel, nucleus, heart, axis, bull's eye, navel, umbilicus, backbone, marrow, pith, vertebra, vertebral column, concentration, convergence, centralization, symmetry, center of gravity, fulcrum.

navel at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also informal belly button) noun
the small hollow part or lump in the middle of the stomach where the UMBILICAL CORD was cut at birth

Navel at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Navel \Na"vel\ (n[=a]"v'l), n. [AS. nafela, fr. nafu nave; akin
to D. navel, G. nabel, OHG. nabolo, Icel. nafli, Dan. navle,
Sw. nafle, L. umbilicus, Gr. 'omfalo`s, Skr. n[=a]bh[=i]la.
[root]260. See {Nave} hub, and cf. {Omphalic}, {Nombril},
{Umbilical}.]
1. (Anat.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen;
the umbilicus. See {Umbilicus}.

navel at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

navel
n 1: scar where the umbilical cord was attached [syn: {umbilicus},
{bellybutton}, {omphalos}, {omphalus}]
2: the center point or middle of something [syn: {navel point}]

navel at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Ombelico Femminile.jpg|thumb|A navel.

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|navil Inter: qualifier » obsolete

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm, Inter: term » navel|lang=enm, Inter: term » navele|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » nafela|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » nabalô|lang=gem-pro (compare West Frisian Inter: term » nâle|lang=fy, Dutch Inter: term » navel|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Nabel|lang=de), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » h₃nobʰilos|lang=ine-pro (compare Irish Inter: term » imleac|lang=ga, Latin Inter: term » umbilicus|lang=la, Ancient Greek Inter: term » ὀμφαλός||tr=omphalós|lang=grc), diminutive of Inter: recons » h₃nobʰ-|lang=ine-pro (compare English Inter: term » nave|lang=en). More at nave.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » nā'vəl, Inter: IPA » /ˈneɪvəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"neIv@l/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪvəl
  • Inter: homophones » naval

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: anatom » y The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.
    1. The central part or point of anything; the middle.
    2. : Within the navel of this hideous wood, / Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells. — Milton.

      Synonyms

      * belly button Inter: qualifier » colloquial

  • umbilicus

    Derived terms

    * navel-gazing
  • navel orange

    Related terms

    * innie
  • outie

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » remnant of umbilical cord
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|kërthizë|f
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سرة|f|alt=سُرّة|tr=súrra
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|سرة|f|tr=sora|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|պորտ|tr=port
  • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|buric
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|embeligru|m, Inter: t- » ast|ombligu|m
  • Aymara: Inter: t- » ay|kururu
  • Baluchi: Inter: tø » bal|ناپگ|tr=nápag
  • Berber:
  • : Tashelhit: Inter: tø » shi|abuḍ|m
  • Borôro: Inter: tø » bor|künabo
  • Breton: begel
  • Catalan: melic {{m}}, llombrígol {{m}}
  • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|mocho
  • Chichewa: mchombo
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|肚臍|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|肚脐|tr=dùqí|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|臍|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|脐|tr=qí|sc=Hani
  • Cornish: Inter: t- » kw|begel|m
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pupek|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|navle|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|navel|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|umbiliko
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|naba
  • Fijian: vico
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|napa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|nombril|m
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|umbričon
  • Galician: embigo {{m}}
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჭიპი|tr=čʻipi|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bauchnabel|m, Inter: t+ » de|Nabel|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ομφαλός|m|tr=omfalós, Inter: qualifier » colloquial Inter: t+ » el|αφαλός|m|tr=afalós
  • Guaraní: Inter: t » gn|puru'â
  • Gujarati: Inter: t+ » gu|નાભિ|sc=Gujr|tr=nābhi
  • Hawaiian: piko
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|טבור|tr=tabúr|sc=Hebr
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नाभि|f|tr=nābhi, Inter: t- » hi|नाफ़|f|tr=nāf
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|köldök
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|nafli|m
  • Ilocano: puseg
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|pusat, Inter: t+ » id|pusar
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|imleac|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ombelico|m, (unusual) Inter: t- » it|onfalo|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|臍|tr=へそ, heso

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|배꼽|tr=baekkop
    • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|navik|f
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|pupona
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|umbilicus|m
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|naba
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|bamba
    • Livonian: Inter: tø » liv|nabā
    • Lule Sami: Inter: tø » smj|náhpe
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|папок|m
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|pusat, Inter: t- » ms|pusar, Inter: t- » ms|pusar
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|pito
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|atsʼééʼ
    • Ngarrindjeri: Inter: tø » nay|pulanggi
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|navle|m
    • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|embonilh, Inter: t+ » oc|monilh
    • Persian: Inter: fa-Arab » ناف (nâf)
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pępek|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|umbigo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|buric|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пупок|m|tr=pupók
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|नाभि|f|tr=nābhi
    • Sardinian: Inter: t- » sc|imbílicu, Inter: t- » sc|imbírigu
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|imleag|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|пупак|alt=пу̏пак|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|pupak|alt=pȕpak|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|pupok|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|popek|m|alt=pópek
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ombligo|m
    • Swahili: kitovu (noun 7/8)
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|navel|c
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|தொப்புள்|tr=toppul
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|నాభి|tr=nAbhi, Inter: t+ » te|బొడ్డు|tr=boDDu
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|göbek
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|пупок|m|tr=pupók
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|نابھی|f|tr=nābhi, Inter: t- » ur|ناف|f|tr=nāf
    • Veps: Inter: tø » vep|naba
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|rốn, Inter: t+ » vi|rún
    • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|numbril
    • Võro: Inter: tø » vro|naba
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|bogail


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * Alven, venal

    Dutch

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » dum|nl Inter: term » navele|lang=dum, Inter: term » navel|lang=dum, from Inter: etyl » odt|nl Inter: recons » navalo|lang=odt, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|nl Inter: recons » nabalô|lang=gem-pro.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Nl-navel.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|navels|naveltje
  • navel

  • Swedish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=sv

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • navel

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-irreg-c » navel|naveln|navlar|navlarna

  • Translation: bg » navel
    Translation: cs » navel
    Translation: et » navel
    Translation: el » navel
    Translation: es » navel
    Translation: fr » navel
    Translation: ko » navel
    Translation: io » navel
    Translation: id » navel
    Translation: it » navel
    Translation: kn » navel
    Translation: lo » navel
    Translation: hu » navel
    Translation: mg » navel
    Translation: ml » navel
    Translation: my » navel
    Translation: nl » navel
    Translation: ja » navel
    Translation: oc » navel
    Translation: pl » navel
    Translation: ru » navel
    Translation: sm » navel
    Translation: fi » navel
    Translation: ta » navel
    Translation: te » navel
    Translation: tr » navel
    Translation: vi » navel
    Translation: zh » navel