Nabel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German nabalo, from Proto-Germanic *nablô, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nobh-ilos (navel).

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Nabel m (genitive Nabels, plural Nabel)

  1. (anatomy) navel; bellybutton
  2. (figuratively) centre; middle

Usage notes[edit]

  • (navel): Although the simplex is not rare, the commoner word in contemporary German is the compound Bauchnabel.

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