“Me neither,” Lohse says, gazing pityingly at his own navel.
The singer Tom Jones growled hits like “Delilah” with shirts sweatily slashed to the navel.
The foam, designed to be injected into the navel, is composed of two liquid precursors.
The child is immediately washed with water and some medicine sprinkled over its navel.19 It is then returned to its mother.
Then again, in the human body the central point is naturally the navel.
Thirteen out of each hundred are about evenly divided between Thigh and navel Rupture.
It is often seen at the navel and sometimes in the groin as early as the second week.
It would be related how the oldest and most sacred city, or rather temple, was erected exactly on the navel.
If this is so, "el Cuzco" has the significance of "the navel" (of the World).
The forests abound with wild hogs of two different species, called Warry and Pecara, having a small tit or navel on their backs.
Old English nafela, nabula, from Proto-Germanic *nabalan (cf. Old Norse nafli, Danish and Swedish navle, Old Frisian navla, Middle Dutch and Dutch navel, Old High German nabalo, German Nabel), from PIE *(o)nobh- "navel" (cf. Sanskrit nabhila "navel, nave, relationship;" Avestan nafa "navel," naba-nazdishta "next of kin;" Persian naf; Latin umbilicus "navel;" Old Prussian nabis "navel;" Greek omphalos; Old Irish imbliu). For Romanic words, see umbilicus.
"Navel" words from other roots include Lithuanian bamba, Sanskrit bimba- (also "disk, sphere"), Greek bembix, literally "whirlpool." Old Church Slavonic papuku, Lithuanian pumpuras are originally "bud." Considered a feminine sexual center since ancient times, and still in parts of the Middle East, India, and Japan. 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." Meaning "center or hub of a country" is attested in English from late 14c. To contemplate (one's) navel "meditate" is from 1933; hence navel-gazer (1952); cf. omphaloskepsis. Navel orange attested from 1888.
navel na·vel (nā'vəl)
The mark on the surface of the abdomen that indicates where the umbilical cord was attached to the fetus during gestation. Also called bellybutton, umbilicus.