omphaloskepsis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek omphalos + skepsis examination — more at spy Date: 1925 contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation; also inertia 2

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  • Omphaloskepsis — is contemplation of one s navel as an aid to meditation.[1] The word comes from Greek omphalos (navel) + skepsis (act of looking, examination). Similar words are omphaloskeptic (one who engages in the practice) and omphaloskeptical (related to… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • omphaloskepsis — /om feuh loh skep sis/, n. contemplation of one s navel as part of a mystical exercise. [ < Gk omphal(ós) OMPHALOS + o O + sképsis act of looking] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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. thinking deeply while looking at the navel (stomach) as an aid to meditation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • omphaloskepsis — om·pha·lo·skep·sis …   English syllables

  • omphaloskepsis — /ɒmfəloʊˈskɛpsəs/ (say omfuhloh skepsuhs) noun (ironic) excessive introspection; navel gazing. {Greek omphalos navel + skepsis the act of viewing; from a stereotyped view of meditation practices as involving staring at one s navel} …   Australian English dictionary

  • omphaloskepsis — noun literally, the contemplation of one s navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self absorption • Syn: ↑navel gazing • Hypernyms: ↑self absorption * * * ˌäm(p)fəlōˈskepsə̇s noun ( es) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Omphalopsyque — Un omphalopsyque (Omphalospsychus, omphalopsyches ; du grec ancien ομφαλός, omphalos, « nombril » et ψυχή, psychè, « âme ») est un moine orthodoxe du mont Athos (ou bogomile) pratiquant la prière hésychaste[1] de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shawni — Da’ud ibn Tamam ibn Ibrahim al Shawni, also known as Da’ud ibn Ibrahim al Shawni and also simply Shawni is the pseudonymous author of chiefly religious and philosophical literature. Born, according to various sources, between 1963 and 1969,… …   Wikipedia

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