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Matters of the heart

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Presented at Historical Vocabulary session
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The 'heart', together with 'hand' and 'head', is one of the three significant body parts in the letter H in both Old English and Modern English. This paper will explore how figurative and transferred senses may have arisen in English from the literal senses of 'heart', and also will suggest some of the phrasal richnesses which 'heart' develops, beginning with the earliest period of the language. This bodily organ is not only the vital principle, but is also the seat of feeling/will/intellect ...

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Dictionary of Old English, University of Toronto, Canada
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English
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2011-02-15

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