Heart etymology


English word heart comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerd- (heart), and later Proto-Germanic *hertô (heart)

Etymology of heart

Detailed word origin of heart

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*ḱerd- Proto-Indo-European (ine) Heart.
*ḱr̥d- Proto-Indo-European (ine) Heart.
*hertô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Heart.
heorte Old English (ang) Heart. Heart, courage, will.
herte Middle English (enm) Heart.
heart English (en) (anatomy) A muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, traditionally thought to be the seat of emotion.. (archaic) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.. (cartomancy) The twenty-fourth Lenormand card.. (uncountable) Emotions, kindness, moral effort, or spirit in general.. A conventional shape or symbol used to represent the heart, love, or emotion: ♥ or sometimes

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