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umbilīcus ī, m

* umbalus (ὀμφολός, the navel : ut umbilico tenus aqua esset, L.The middle, centre : qui locus umbilicus Siciliae nominatur: terrarum, i. e. Delphi : orbis terrarum, L.: umbilicum Graeciae incolere, L.The end of a rod on which a manuscript was rolled : iambos Ad umbilicum adducere, i. e. to bring to an end , H.A sea-snail, sea-cockle .

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