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Headword: Ὀμφαλός
Adler number: omicron,318
Translated headword: navel, umbilical cord
Vetting Status: high
It is like a kind of root of the fetus: for through it [the fetus] grows and is nourished. "Your umbilical cord was not cut."
Greek Original:
Ὀμφαλός: οἷόν τις ῥίζα τοῦ βρέφους ἐστί: δι' ἐκείνου γὰρ αὔξεται καὶ τρέφεται. ὀμφαλός σου οὐ περιετμήθη.
Theodoret (PG 80, 1420c) on Psalm 70.6 LXX.
cf. generally gamma 259, omicron 316, omicron 317.
Keywords: children; Christianity; definition; imagery; medicine; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 July 2002@00:30:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword) on 15 July 2002@05:38:40.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 19 May 2005@00:21:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 11 April 2011@07:17:41.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@06:40:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 June 2013@19:36:50.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@10:33:40.


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