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heorte

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Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *xirtan, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr. Cognate with Old Frisian herte, Ashkenazic herz, Old Saxon herta (Dutch hart), Old High German herza (German Herz), Old Norse hjarta (Swedish hjärta), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍄𐍉. The IE root is also the source of Greek καρδία, Latin cor, Welsh craidd, Russian сердце, Lithuanian širdis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈheorte/

Noun

heorte f.

  1. heart
    Oþ ðæt him heortan blod foldan geseceþ. Until his heart's blood seek the earth. (Salomon & Saturn)
  2. heart, courage, will

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative heorte heortan
accusative heortan heortan
genitive heortan heortena
dative heortan heortum


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