omphalopsychite

noun
om·​pha·​lopsy·​chite | \ ˌäm(p)fəlōˈsīˌkīt, -ˈläpsəˌk- \
plural -s

Definition of omphalopsychite

: one who stares fixedly at his navel to induce a mystical trance often used of the hesychasts

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History and Etymology for omphalopsychite

omphal- + psyche + -ite

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“Omphalopsychite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omphalopsychite. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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