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herte n or f
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- “herte”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
- Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “herte”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN
- The heart (organ in animals (sometimes as meat) and people).
- One's inner self; the mind or intellect:
- One's feelings and beliefs, or the heart viewed as a source of them:
- Positive emotional feelings; cheerfulness, happiness.
- Bravery, resolve, or the heart viewed as a source of them.
- A person's temperament, attitude or behaviour.
- One's present mental state or attitude; how one feels.
- Ardour, lovingness; a strong and deep-seated liking of something.
- One's soul or religious feelings and attitudes.
- c. 1340, Dan Michel, “Vridom”, in Ayenbite of Inwyt, page 86:
- Ac hy habbeþ hire heꝛten zuo areꝛed ine god: þet hi ne pꝛayſeþ þe woꝛdle: bote ane botoun. and hi ne dredeþ kyng. ne eꝛl. […]
- But those who have their hearts inspired by God, who don't praise the world('s ways) even a bit and who don't fear kings, earls, […]
- (rare) Faithfulness, fidelity; keeping one's words.
- What one wants, especially compared to the reality of one's actions.
- A heart-shaped trinket made of a specified material.
- The core, middle, or nexus of something.
- (rare) Wood from the interior section of a tree.
- Alternative form of