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Old 07-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #28
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Re: Improvised Weapons No. 1: The Umbrella

Oisin Bourke wrote: View Post
A technical question, but is there an old hebrew word for the pericardium or some such related area?
Quite to my embarrassment, I didn't hear of such an organ as the pericardium until you asked. However, I've checked and found out that in Hebrew it may be translated as one of the following:
מֵסַב הלב (me-sav ha-lev) literally the heart's bearing.
כיס הלב (kis ha-lev) literally the heart's pocket
קרום הלב (kroom ha-lev) literally the heart's membrane.

I should say that all these are modern Hebrew terms. I asked a friend who has a deep knowledge of the Bible and linguistics. He said that he is not aware of an old Hebrew term for this organ.
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