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belly

the seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Phil. 3:19; Rom. 16:18)

The word is used symbolically for the heart (Prov. 18:8; 20:27; 22:18, marginal note).

The “belly of hell” signifies the grave or underworld (Jonah 2:2).