Word of the Week Wednesday: omphalos

This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: omphalos.

An omphalos is a belly-button or navel.  Figuratively, it refers to a central point of hub.

It was also the name of a stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi which was considered to be the center of the world.

Besides being a cool-sounding word, I like the way something as humble as the belly-button has been extrapolated into the center of all things.




About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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