Origin of hearted

First recorded in 1175–1225, hearted is from the Middle English word iherted. See y-, heart, -ed3
Related formsheart·ed·ly, adverbheart·ed·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heartedly



now used only in combinations, meaning "at heart," since c.1200, first attested in hard-hearted; see heart. Related: heartedly.

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