Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

heorþ

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of herth

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *herþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ker- (heat; fire). Cognate with Old Frisian herth, hirth (West Frisian hurd), Old Saxon herth, herþ, Dutch haard, Old High German herd, hert (German Herd); the Germanic root is also reflected in Old Norse hyrr (fire), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌹 (hauri, coal).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xe͜orθ/, [he͜orˠθ]

NounEdit

heorþ m (nominative plural heorþas)

  1. hearth

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: herth