Sunday, April 19, 2015

Navel, in my words + navels

nambel : navel

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, nafela, and the Latin word for navel, umbilicus (navel; the middle or center; the ornamented end of a scroll).

nambelan : navels

The Illunse word for navels (nominative plural) is nambelan. Nambelan may mean something in Malagasy.

Navels in Latin is umbilici. Navels in Old English is nafelan.

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