noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nafela; akin to Old High German nabalo navel, Latin umbilicus, Greek omphalos Date: before 12th century 1. a depression in the middle of the abdomen that marks the point of former attachment of the umbilical cord or yolk stalk 2. the central point ; middle

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  • Navel — Na vel (n[=a] v l), n. [AS. nafela, fr. nafu nave; akin to D. navel, G. nabel, OHG. nabolo, Icel. nafli, Dan. navle, Sw. nafle, L. umbilicus, Gr. omfalo s, Skr. n[=a]bh[=i]la. [root]260. See {Nave} hub, and cf. {Omphalic}, {Nombril},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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