|1.||a portion of the amniotic sac sometimes covering a child's head at birth|
|2.||a large fold of peritoneum hanging from the stomach across the intestines; the large omentum|
|[C13: from Old French cale, back formation from calotte close-fitting cap, of Germanic origin]|
A portion of the amnion, especially when it covers the head of a fetus at birth. Also called veil.
See greater omentum.
(Heb. yothe'reth; i.e., "something redundant"), the membrane which covers the upper part of the liver (Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4, 10, 15; 4:9; 7:4; marg., "midriff"). In Hos. 13:8 (Heb. seghor; i.e., "an enclosure") the pericardium, or parts about the heart, is meant.
In Isa. 3:18 this word (Heb. shebisim), in the marg. "networks," denotes network caps to contain the hair, worn by females. Others explain it as meaning "wreaths worn round the forehead, reaching from one ear to the other."