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.

 

 

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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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