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YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German herza, from Proto-Germanic *hertô (heart), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱḗr (heart). Compare German Herz. Cognate with English heart.

NounEdit

האַרץ (hartsn, plural האַרצן (hartsn) or הערצער (hertser), diminutive הערצל (hertsl) or הערצעלע (hertsele)

  1. heart

Usage notesEdit

This is one of only a few Yiddish nouns that decline. In the singular, it is האַרצן (hartsn) in the dative and unchanged in the accusative.