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Headword: Ὀμφαλόν
Adler number: omicron,317
Translated headword: navel
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the midmost [part].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ὀμφάλιον ["boss"] of a shield, [meaning] the midmost [part] of it.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀμφαλόν: τὸ μεσαίτατον. καὶ Ὀμφάλιον ἀσπίδος, τὸ μεσαίτατον αὐτῆς.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and scholia to epic and tragedy); references at Photius omicron322 Theodoridis.
[2] Already under omicron 316.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; military affairs; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 January 2010@00:55:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 January 2010@03:27:42.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@06:39:34.

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