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 האַרצן(hartsn) or הערצער(hertser), diminutive הערצל(hertsl) or הערצעלע(hertsele)

  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.