heorþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *herþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (heat; fire). Cognate with Old Frisian herth, hirth (West Frisian hurd), Old Saxon herth, herþ, Dutch haard, Old High German herd, hert (German Herd); the Germanic root is also reflected in Old Norse hyrr ‘fire’, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌹 (hauri) ‘coal’.

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Noun[edit]

heorþ m (nominative plural heorþas)

  1. hearth

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