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Herz +‎ -ig


  • IPA(key): [ˈhɛʁtsɪç] (standard)
  • IPA(key): [ˈhɛʁtsɪk] (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • Hyphenation: her‧zig
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herzig (comparative herziger, superlative am herzigsten)

  1. (chiefly south Germany or Switzerland) sweet (having a pleasing disposition); cute
    • 1888, Frances Hodgson Burnett (tr. Emmy Becher), Der kleine Lord[1], Engelhorn, translation of Litte Lord Fauntleroy:
      ... dann hatte er so ein liebes, reines Gemüt und war so ein herziger kleiner Mensch, daß jedermann Freude an ihm haben mußte...
      ...in the second place, he had so sweet a temper and ways so charming that he was a pleasure to every one...


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