nombril

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French nombril, for Old French lombril, i. e., ombril, with the article, a diminutive from Latin umbilicus the navel. See navel.

Noun[edit]

nombril (plural nombrils)

  1. (heraldry) A point halfway between the fess point and the middle base point of an escutcheon.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nonbril, from Vulgar Latin *umbiliculus, from Latin umbilicus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobʰilos (navel). The initial n is probably due to interference from the indefinite article, un onbrilun nonbril.

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Noun[edit]

nombril m (plural nombrils)

  1. navel, belly button
  2. middle

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French nonbril, from Vulgar Latin *umbiliculus, from Latin umbilicus.

Noun[edit]

nombril m (plural nombrils)

  1. belly button