Definition of omphaloskepsis in English:

omphaloskepsis

noun

(also omphaloscepsis)

Pronunciation

omphaloskepsis

/ˌɒmfələ(ʊ)ˈskɛpsɪs/ /ˌɒmf(ə)lə(ʊ)ˈskɛpsɪs/

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), writer. From omphalo- + ancient Greek σκέψις inquiry.