previous next
ὀμφαλός (cf. umbilicus): navel, Il. 4.525, Il. 21.180; fig., θαλάσσης, Od. 1.50; then (1) of a shield, boss, the projection in the centre ending in a button or point; pl., studs, serving as ornaments, Il. 11.34.—(2) of a yoke, knob, or pin, on the centre (see cut No. 45 α), Il. 24.273. The Assyrians had the same (see cut No. 51), while the Egyptians ornamented the ends of the yoke with a ball of brass. (See cut No. 92 on next page.)
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (5 total)
  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: