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Friday word: omphaloskepsis

omphaloskepsis
noun om·pha·lo·skep·sis \ˌäm(p)-fə-lō-ˈskep-səs\

1. contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation;

2. navel–gazing: the activity of thinking too much or too deeply about yourself, your experiences, your feelings, etc.;  useless or excessive self-contemplation

Etymology:

New Latin, from Greek omphalos + skepsis examination

(many thanks to browngirl for reminding me of this word :))
Tags: greek, latin, noun, o, wordsmith: med_cat
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