kerd- / Indo-European roots



Oldest form *k̑erd-, becoming *kerd- in centum languages.
1. Suffixed form *kerd-en-. heart from Old English heorte, heart, from Germanic *hertōn-.
2. Zero-grade form *kr̥d-.
a. cordate, cordial, courage, quarry1; accord, concord, cordiform, discord, misericord, record from Latin cor (stem cord-), heart;
b. suffixed form *kr̥d-yā-. cardia, cardiac, cardio-; endocardium, epicardium, megalocardia, myocardium, pericardium from Greek kardiā, heart, stomach, orifice.
3. Possibly *kred-dhə-, "to place trust" (an old religious term; *dhə-, to do, place; see dhē-) credence, credible, credit, credo, credulous, grant; miscreant, recreant from Latin crēdere, to believe.

[Pokorny (k̑ered-) 579.]

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