Belly vs Tumi - What's the difference?

belly | tumi |

As nouns the difference between belly and tumi

is that belly is the abdomen while tumi is (archaeology) a ceremonial axe used by some incan and pre-incan cultures of south america.

As a verb belly

is to position one's belly.




  • The abdomen.
  • (Dunglison)
  • The stomach, especially a fat one.
  • The womb.
  • * Bible, Jer. i. 5
  • Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
  • The lower fuselage of an airplane.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 454:
  • There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane.
  • The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part.
  • the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, or ship
  • * Bible, Jonah ii. 2
  • Out of the belly of hell cried I.
  • (architecture) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
  • Derived terms

    * beer belly * bellyache * belly button/belly-button * belly dance/belly-dance * belly dancer/belly-dancer * belly dancing * belly flop, bellyflop * bellyful * belly laugh/belly-laugh * bellyless * bellylike * belly of the beast * Delhi belly * fire in the belly * sawbelly * sharpbelly

    Usage notes

    * Formerly, all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies: the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.

    See also

    * have eyes bigger than one's belly * abdomen * bouk * stomach * tummy


  • To position one's belly.
  • To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.
  • * Dryden
  • The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
  • To cause to swell out; to fill.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.

    Derived terms

    * belly up



    (wikipedia tumi)


    (en noun)
  • (archaeology) A ceremonial axe used by some Incan and pre-Incan cultures of South America.
  • * 1979 , Alberto Rex Gonz├ílez, Pre-Columbian Metallurgy in Northwest Argentina: Historical Development and Cultural Process'', Elizabeth P. Benson (editor), ''Pre-Columbian Metallurgy of South America , Conference Proceedings, page 177,
  • The tumis''''' are characterized by a metal handle, which can be bent at the free end or may have an ornament in the form of a button or a zoomorphic head; they also have a curved, sharp blade edge, forming a semicircle or half-moon.The archaeological associations of the '''''tumis found in Argentina indicate that these objects all had an Inca origin.
  • * 2002 , Thomas B. F. Cummins, Toasts with the Inca: Andean Abstraction and Colonial Images on Quero Vessels , page 18,
  • For instance, he makes sure that the reader is aware that the weapons taken by the Inca army, tumis , are ritual weapons used for the ritual hunt and slaughter of llamas.
  • * 2004 , Richard L. Burger, ?Lucy C. Salazar, Catalogue'', Richard L. Burger, ?Lucy C. Salazar (editors), ''Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas , page 193,
  • Decorated tumis such as this one may have been used for ceremonial purposes, although their utilization on more mundane occasions should not be ruled out.