האַרץ

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German herza, from Proto-Germanic *hertô (heart), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr (heart). Compare German Herz. Cognate with English heart.

Noun[edit]

האַרץ (hartsn, plural הערצער (hertser)

  1. heart

Usage notes[edit]

This is one of only a few Yiddish nouns that decline. In the singular, it is האַרצן (hartsn) in the dative and unchanged in the accusative.