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A navel.

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From Middle English navel, navele, from Old English nafola, from Proto-Germanic *nabalô (compare West Frisian nâle, Dutch navel, German Nabel), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobʰilos (compare Old Irish imbliu, Latin umbilicus, Ancient Greek ὀμφαλός (omphalós)), diminutive of *h₃nobʰ- (compare English nave). Doublet of omphalos. More at nave.

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navel (plural navels)

  1. (anatomy) The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.
  2. The central part or point of anything; the middle.
    • 1637, John Milton, A Mask presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634:
      Within the navel of this hideous wood,
      Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells,
      Of Bacchus and Circe born, great Comus
    • 2004, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas:
      We sat alfresco on the edge of a “square,” in reality a pond of cobbly mud with a plinth plonked in its navel []
  3. A navel orange.
    • 1981, Peter K. Thor, Edward V. Jesse, Economic Effects of Terminating Federal Marketing Orders for California-Arizona Oranges
      This contributed to a rapid rise in planted acreage in northern California, especially in navels, which are more suited to growing conditions there.
  4. (historical) An eye on the underside of a carronade for securing it to a carriage.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch navele, navel, from Old Dutch *navalo, from Proto-Germanic *nabalô.

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navel m (plural navels, diminutive naveltje n)

  1. navel

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English nafola, from Proto-West Germanic *nabulō, from Proto-Germanic *nabulô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobʰilos; compare nave.

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navel (plural naveles)

  1. navel (of a human or animal)
  2. centre, point, hub

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  • English: navel
  • Scots: nyvel

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SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nafli.

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navel c

  1. navel

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Declension of navel 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative navel naveln navlar navlarna
Genitive navels navelns navlars navlarnas

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