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Umbilicus in Different Languages

  • Mohamed Fahmy
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Abstract

In English umbilicus is a common name which is Latin in origin, but the less common name which is German in origin is navel, (adj navel).

In English umbilicus is a common name which is Latin in origin, but the less common name which is German in origin is navel, (adj navel).

But the common term for ordinary people to call is “belly button”
  • In Greek langue: omphalos

  • In France: ombilical

  • In Netherlands: navel, navelstreng, verbinding (figuurlijk)

  • In Germany: nabelpunkt

  • In Greece: Ελληνική

  • In Italy: ombelicale

  • Portugal: umbilical

  • Russian: Русский пупочный, прочно соединенный, неотъемлемый, фала для связи астронавта или водолаза с кораблем, трубопровод наземного топливного питания ракеты

  • Spanish: cordón

  • Swedish: svenska

  • Simplified Chinese: 中国话
    • adj.: 脐带的, 脐状的, 脐的

    • non: 脐带

  • Traditional Chinese:

  • 中國話
    • adj.: 臍帶的, 臍狀的, 臍的

    • n.: 臍帶

  • Japanese: 日本語
    • adj.: 臍の, へその近くの, へその

    • n.: へその緒, つなぐもの

  • Hebrew: נשות המשפחה, טבורינ adj. -

  • Turkish: göbek bağı (funicle, navel cord, umbilical)

  • Farsi: فرورفتگی ناف مانند, پیوندگاه ناف

  • Arabic: سره

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Fahmy
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  1. 1.Pediatric SurgeryAl Azher University Pediatric SurgeryCairoEgypt

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