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omphaloskepsis

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noun om·pha·lo·skep·sis \ˌäm(p)-fə-lō-ˈskep-səs\

Definition of omphaloskepsis

  1. :  contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation; also :  navel-gazing



Origin and Etymology of omphaloskepsis

New Latin, from Greek omphalos + skepsis examination — more at spy


First Known Use: 1925


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