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Meaning of "omphalos" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OMPHALOS

Greek: navel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OMPHALOS

omphalos  [ˈɒmfəˌlɒs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OMPHALOS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Omphalos is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OMPHALOS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Omphalos

An omphalos is a religious stone artifact, or baetylus. In Greek, the word omphalos means "navel". In Greek lore, Zeus sent two eagles across the world to meet at its center, the "navel" of the world. Omphalos stones marking the centre were erected in several places about the Mediterranean Sea; the most famous of those was at Delphi. Omphalos is also the name of the stone given to Cronus. In the ancient world of the Mediterranean, it was a powerful religious symbol. Omphalos Syndrome refers to the misguided belief that a place of geopolitical power and currency is the most important place in the world.

Definition of omphalos in the English dictionary

The definition of omphalos in the dictionary is a sacred conical object, esp a stone. The most famous omphalos at Delphi was assumed to mark the centre of the earth. Other definition of omphalos is the central point.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OMPHALOS


aulos
ˈɔːlɒs
Byblos
ˈbaɪblɒs
candyfloss
ˈkændɪˌflɒs
Carlos
ˈkɑːlɒs
Delos
ˈdiːlɒs
dolos
ˈdɒlɒs
floss
flɒs
gloss
ɡlɒs
loss
lɒs
Melos
ˈmiːlɒs
Pangloss
ˈpænɡlɒs
peribolos
pəˈrɪbəˌlɒs
Pylos
ˈpaɪlɒs
schloss
ʃlɒs
semigloss
ˌsɛmɪˈɡlɒs
siglos
ˈsɪɡlɒs
Talos
ˈteɪlɒs
telos
ˈtelɒs
tholos
ˈθəʊlɒs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OMPHALOS

omnivorousness
omnivory
omohyoid
omophagia
omophagic
omophagous
omophagy
omophoria
omophorion
omoplate
omoplatoscopy
OMOV
omphacite
Omphale
omphalic
omphaloid
omphalomancy
omphaloskepses
omphaloskepsis
omrah

WORDS THAT END LIKE OMPHALOS

antigropelos
aryballos
discobolos
Glos
Gulf of Volos
Juan Carlos
Laclos
Morelos
Palos
Papadopoulos
peplos

Synonyms and antonyms of omphalos in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «omphalos» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OMPHALOS

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The translations of omphalos from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «omphalos» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

omphalos
570 millions of speakers

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omphalos
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाभि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

omphalos
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

омфалос
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

omphalos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নেমি
260 millions of speakers

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omphalos
220 millions of speakers

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Omphalos
190 millions of speakers

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omphalos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

omphalos
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

omphalos
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Omphalos
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Omphalos
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

omphalos
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओम्फालोस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

göbek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ombelico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

omphalos
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

омфалос
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Omphalos
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ομφαλός
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

middelpunt
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

omfalos
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Omphalos
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of omphalos

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OMPHALOS»

The term «omphalos» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.075 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OMPHALOS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about omphalos

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OMPHALOS»

Discover the use of omphalos in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to omphalos and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Omphalos 1857
Gosse argued that fossils are not really the remains of creatures which existed.
Philip Gosse, David Knight, 2003
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Pawn of the Omphalos
For Mark Carodyne, all of life was a gamble.
E.C. Tubb, 2011
3
Gargoyles: From the Archives of the Grey School of Wizardry
Most scholars use the term Omphalos to describe the sacred baetyl (var. betylos, betylus, or betyles) stone in the Temple of Delphi. This Temple was important to ancient Greece as a place of worship and, more importantly, as the home to ...
Susan Pesznecker, 2006
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Lady of the Beasts: The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals
THE OMPHALOS AND THE ORACLE The famous Omphalos of Delphi, conical in shape and shrouded with the net pattern, was considered the navel or center of the world. It was carved from a baetyl, or fallen meteorite — a sacred stone of ...
Buffie Johnson, 1994
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Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the ...
2 And so Heaney's sandstone keepsake reverberates with another stone, discovered at the center of his art and life: I would begin with the Greek word, omphalos, meaning the navel, and hence the stone that marked the center of the world, ...
Daniel Tobin, 1991
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Python: A Study of Delphic Myth and Its Origins
point, but to represent a beehive tomb, as several scholars have thought, and as Varro seems to say when he describes the omphalos as like a treasury in appearance. That is, the tombstone, as it really was, had been fashioned in the image ...
Joseph Eddy Fontenrose, 1959
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Seamus Heaney: The Crisis of Identity
But occupying armies, even when benign, are an old story in Ireland; indeed, Heaney's earliest memories hark back to American maneuvers in County Derry: I would begin with the Greek word, omphalos, meaning the navel, and hence the ...
Floyd Collins, 2003
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The Knotted Subject: Hysteria and Its Discontents
In other words, even as the Apollonian omphalos displaces the snake, now no longer encircling the navel-stone but buried beneath it, it reminds us of the visible connection to the source of life, which is also the source of death. The trajectory ...
Elisabeth Bronfen, 1998
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Three Great Early Tumuli
Figure 120. TumW 9. Omphalos bowl with relief decoration. Profile. 1:2. 10) have relief decoration; one (TumW 11) is ribbed on the inside; five (TumW 12-16) are plain omphalos bowls with ridges around the omphalos; and two (TumW 17-18) ...
Rodney Stuart Young, 1981
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Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early ...
In several places, for example 13.132, he makes the omphalos-axis speak on its own accord, without the Pythia being present; Nonnos also draws a connection between the Greek word omphe, "divine or oracular voice," and omphalos.
David Fideler, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OMPHALOS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term omphalos is used in the context of the following news items.
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God of War 3 Remastered Guide: Kratos Weapons and Magic Tips
This is actually a pair of blades that have been put together by three swords crafted from the Omphalos Stone. The weapon will be given to you ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
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On my radar: Martha Lane Fox's cultural highlights
There's also an amphitheatre, so there can be performances on an omphalos – the ancient Greek tradition of a belly button in the centre of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Greece-ing the Skids
The ancient Greek oracle of Delphi, after all, was considered the omphalos, the center (literally navel) of the world. And so a headline in a ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
4
Will RTE ever fill the hole left by Gay Byrne?
... group of men hunting a shark, even if it could have done without novelist Will Self wittering on about "the primal omphalos of narrative". «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Aristocrat unveils £1m multiverse land art by Charles Jencks
... a stone Omphalos (in Greek mythology, the “navel” of the world); the Multiverse, a path made from mudstones, with carved lines representing ... «Art Newspaper, Jul 15»
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Greece's Top 10 Archaeological Sites
Delphi was considered to be the “omphalos,” the center of the world. Hephaestus Temple in Athens. Hephaestus Temple in Athens. «Greek Reporter, Jun 15»
7
The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
Bobby, Jack, and Ben introduced the site, and Ben announced the beginning of Omphalos, a Lawfare subsidiary site devoted to ... «Lawfare, Jun 15»
8
Travel: Dublin, Ireland
One of its fictional residents, Buck Mulligan, thought of it as the “omphalos” – the navel, or HQ – of his plan to “Hellenise” Ireland, and today it is ... «Scotsman, Jun 15»
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The Statues and Symbolic Gestures that Link Ancient Göbekli Tepe …
Arms can be seen along both sides of the pillar, and hands come together on the omphalos, or navel. This standing position might be ... «Ancient Origins, Jun 15»
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Europe, Portugal-faced
More spiritual centres like Delphi and Jerusalem were known as Omphalos Mundi: "the navel of the world." But the phenomenon is not limited to Antiquity: give ... «Big Think, May 15»

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