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Etymology

Old English heorþ, from West Germanic *xerþaz, from Germanic *xer- ‘burn, fire’. Cognate with Dutch haard, German Herd.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hearth

Plural
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hearth ({{{1}}})
  1. A brick, stone or cement floor to a fireplace or oven
  2. An open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire may be built
  3. The lowest part of a metallurgical furnace
  4. A symbol for home or family life
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A household or group following the modern pagan faith of Heathenry.

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