Sunday, April 19, 2015
Navel, in my words + navels
The Illunse word for navel (belly button) is nambel. Nambel is a rare last name. Nambel is a rare language of Vanuatu. Similar Nambela is the name of a place in Tanzania.
This word is a mixture of the Old English word for navel,
, and the Latin word for navel,
(navel; the middle or center; the ornamented end of a scroll).
The Illunse word for navels (nominative plural) is nambelan. Nambelan may mean something in Malagasy.
Navels in Latin is
. Navels in Old English is
noun nom pls
Old English + Latin mix
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