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Hart

Hart

(härt)
,
Noun.
[OE.
hart
,
hert
,
heort
, AS.
heort
,
heorot
; akin to D.
hert
, OHG.
hiruz
,
hirz
, G.
hirsch
, Icel.
hjörtr
, Dan. & Sw.
hjort
, L.
cervus
, and prob. to Gr.
κεραόσ
horned,
κέρασ
horn. √230. See
Horn
.]
(Zool.)
A stag; the male of the red deer. See the Note under
Buck
.
Goodliest of all the forest,
hart
and hind.
Milton.

Definition 2021


Hart

Hart

See also: hart and hårt

Translingual

Symbol

Hart

  1. hartley (unit of information)

English

Proper noun

Hart

  1. An English surname, originally a nickname from Middle English hert (stag).
  2. A surname anglicised from the Irish Ó hAirt (descendant of a person named Bear or Champion).

Derived terms

Anagrams

hart

hart

See also: Hart and hårt

English

Noun

hart (plural harts)

  1. A male deer, especially the male of the red deer after its fifth year.
Related terms
Translations

Etymology 2

See heart.

Noun

hart (plural harts)

  1. Obsolete spelling of heart

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch hart, from Middle Dutch herte, harte, from Old Dutch herta, from Proto-Germanic *hertô, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr.

Noun

hart (plural harte)

  1. (anatomy) heart

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑrt
  • Homophone: hard

Etymology

From Middle Dutch herte, harte, from Old Dutch herta, from Proto-Germanic *hertô, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr. Cognate with West Frisian hert, English heart, German Herz, Swedish hjärta. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek καρδία (kardía), Latin cor, Welsh craidd, Irish croí, Russian се́рдце (sérdce), Lithuanian širdis.

Noun

hart n (plural harten, diminutive hartje n)

  1. (anatomy) The heart, main muscle pumping blood through the body:
  2. The center point or zone of an object, image etc.
  3. The core or essence of some thing, reasoning etc.
  4. Compassionate or similar feelings

Derived terms


Faroese

Adjective

hart (neuter of harður)

  1. hard
  2. loud

French

Etymology

From Frankish *hard (compare Middle Dutch herde, German Hardt).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʔaʁ/, /ʔaʁt/

Noun

hart f (plural harts)

  1. (archaic) cord, rope; halter (hangman's rope)

German

Etymology

From Old High German hart, from Proto-Germanic *harduz, from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong; powerful). Cognate with Low German hard, hart, Dutch hard, English hard, Danish hård.

Pronunciation

  • (standard German) IPA(key): /haʁt/
  • (common, especially in northern and central Germany) IPA(key): /haːt/

Adjective

hart (comparative härter, superlative am härtesten)

  1. hard
  2. severe, harsh
    • 2012 May 2, Die Welt , page 10:
      Die harten Einschnitte zum Schuldenabbau standen in vielen EU-Ländern im Zentrum der Kritik der Demonstranten.
      The severe cuts for the reduction of debt were in many EU countries at the center of criticism by the protesters.

Declension

Adverb

hart

  1. hard
  2. sharply, roughly, severely
  3. close (an (+ dative) to)

Icelandic

Adjective

hart

  1. neuter nominative and accusative of harður

Irish

Etymology

Borrowing from English heart.

Noun

hart m (genitive singular hairt, nominative plural hairt)

  1. (card games) heart

Declension

References


North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian herte. Cognates include West Frisian hert.

Noun

hart n (plural harten)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum, anatomy) heart
    At hart klopet/böget.
    My heart is beating.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *harduz, whence also Old Saxon hard, Old English heard, Old Frisian herd, Old High German hart, Old Norse harðr. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong; powerful).

Adjective

hart (comparative hardiro, superlative hardist)

  1. hard

Declension


Descendants


Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *harduz, whence also Old Saxon hard, Old Dutch hart, Old English heard, Old Norse harðr, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍂𐌳𐌿𐍃 (hardus). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong; powerful).

Adjective

hart

  1. hard

Derived terms

Descendants


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [xaɾt]
  • Homophone: chart

Noun

hart m inan

  1. strength, resilience, fortitude

Usage notes

On its own, used mainly in the idiom hart ducha. Most of the derived terms are technical and refer to steel hardening.

Declension

Derived terms

  • hartować
  • hartowany