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hart

Syllabification: hart
Pronunciation: /härt
 
/

Definition of hart in English:

noun

An adult male deer, especially a red deer over five years old.
Example sentences
  • The Arthurian legends are widespread in the Borders and it is claimed that King Arthur's wise counsellor, Merlin the Magician, roamed these slopes in the guise of a hart, the small deer associated with royalty.
  • ‘The moose is actually a hart - a male deer - which represents the hart part of Hertfordshire,’ says Tim Beesley, from Berkhamsted, Herts.
  • A small deer sipped from a pond of clear water, the hart surprisingly not running as Rick rose and approached like deer tend to.

Origin

Old English heorot, heort, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hert and German Hirsch.

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