heorte

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hertô, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr. Cognate with Old Frisian herte (West Frisian hert), Old Saxon herta (Low German Hart), Old Dutch herte (Dutch hart), Old High German herza (German Herz), Old Norse hjarta (Swedish hjärta), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍄𐍉 (hairtō). The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek καρδία (kardía), Latin cor, cordis, Welsh craidd, Russian се́рдце (sérdce), Lithuanian širdis.

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Noun[edit]

heorte f

  1. heart
    Oþ ðæt him heortan blod foldan geseceþ. Until his heart's blood seek the earth. (Salomon & Saturn)
  2. heart, courage, will

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