heartwhole

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From heart +‎ whole.

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heartwhole (comparative more heartwhole, superlative most heartwhole)

  1. (now rare) Whole in heart; cheerfully buoyant, loyal, etc.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xxxiiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book IX:
      whan fire Tristram was departed by the forests syde / he alyght & vnlaced his harneis and fresshed his woūd / thēne wende sir Dynodan that he shold haue dyed / Nay nay saide sire Tristram / Dynadan / neuer drede the / for I am herte hole / & of this wounde I shal soone be hole by the mercy of god