Omphalopsychite
Omphalopsychite \Om`pha*lop"sy*chite\, n. [Omphalo- + Gr. ? breath, spirit, soul: cf. F. omphalopsyque.] (Eccl.Hist.) A name of the Hesychasts, from their habit of gazing upon the navel. [1913 Webster]

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  • omphalopsychite — om·pha·lopsy·chite …   English syllables

  • omphalopsychite — One who contemplates their naval …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • omphalopsychite — ˌäm(p)fəlōˈsīˌkīt, ˈläpsəˌk noun ( s) Etymology: omphal + psyche + ite : one who stares fixedly at his navel to induce a mystical trance often used of the hesychasts …   Useful english dictionary

  • omphaloskeptic — 1. noun /ˌɒm.fəl.əˈskɛp.tɪk,ˌɑːm.fəl.əˈskɛp.tɪk/ One who contemplates or meditates upon ones navel; one who engages in omphaloscopy. The trouble with this book, however, is that he gazes so fixedly at himself that his own eyes dazzle a little. He …   Wiktionary

  • omphaloskepsis — noun Contemplation of or meditation upon ones navel. Act we must; for we cannot sit rapt in educational omphaloscepsis while youngsters grow up and become the fathers and mothers of the next generation. See Also: omphalomancy, omphalomesenteric,… …   Wiktionary

  • omphaloskepsis — (n.) 1925, from OMPHALO (Cf. omphalo ) + Gk. skepsis, from skeptesthai to reflect, look, view (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (n.1)). Also omphaloscopy (1931), and used in the sense of navel gazer were omphalopsychic (1892), omphalopsychite (1882) …   Etymology dictionary

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