axis mundi

Latin noun phrase

ax·​is mun·​di ˈak-səs-ˈmu̇n-dē How to pronounce axis mundi (audio)
: world axis : line or stem through the earth's center connecting its surface to the underworld and the heavens and around which the universe revolves

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“Axis mundi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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