What is in a name of the heart?
Physical Education - Information on the heart: what's in a name?
The heart: what's in a name?
The existence of the heart was well known to the ancient Greeks, who gave
it the name _Kardia_, still surviving in modern words such as cardiac and
tachycardia . Aristotle believed that the heart was the seat of a
person's soul. The Romans modified _Kardia_ to _Cor_, the latter word still
surviving in _cordial greetings_. The old Teutonic word _herton_ was also
derived from _Cor_ and gives us _heart_ via the medieval _heorte_.
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