omphaloskepses

omphaloskepsis

[om-fuh-loh-skep-sis]
noun
contemplation of one's navel as part of a mystical exercise.

Origin:
< Greek omphal(ós) omphalos + -o- -o- + sképsis act of looking

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