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See also: hatz and Hatz

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Hetz (variant spelling)
  • Hatz (westernmost Ripuarian)
  • Herz (Ripuarian variant)
  • Hearz (Moselle Franconian variant)


From Middle High German hërze, from Old High German herza.



Hätz n (plural Hätze or Hätzer, diminutive Hätzje or Hätzche)

  1. (most dialects) heart
    Wo der een et Hätz hät, hät der ander ene Steen.
    Where some people have a heart, others have a stone. (proverb)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The old dative form Hätze is often preserved after prepositions.