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Etymology of the English word heart

the English word heart
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *kerd-
derived from the Proto-Germanic root *khertan-

Derivations in English

blackheart, greenheart, heartbeat, heartbreak, heartbroken, heartburning, hearten, heartfelt, heartland, heartrending, heartsick, heartsome, heartstopper, heartstrings, heartthrob, heartwarming, heartwood, heartworm, lionheart, oxheart, purpleheart, halfhearted, heartache, hearted, heartless, hearty, sweetheart

Cognates

Danish hjerte, Dutch hart, French coeur, German Herz, German Coeur, Gothic hairto, Icelandic hjarta, Italian cuore, Latin cor, Nynorsk jerta, Provençal cor, Riksmal hjerte, Swedish hjerta, Swedish hjärta

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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