Hearth



[hahrth] /hɑrθ/

noun
1.
the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.
2.
home; fireside:
the joys of family and hearth.
3.
Metallurgy.

4.
a brazier or chafing dish for burning charcoal.
/hɑːθ/
noun
1.

2.
this part of a fireplace as a symbol of the home, etc
3.
the bottom part of a metallurgical furnace in which the molten metal is produced or contained
n.

Old English heorð “hearth, fire,” in transferred use “house, home,” from West Germanic *hertho “burning place” (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian herth, Middle Dutch hert, Dutch haard, German Herd “floor, ground, fireplace”), from PIE *kerta-, from root *ker- “heat, fire” (see carbon).

Heb. ah (Jer. 36:22, 23; R.V., “brazier”), meaning a large pot like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the king’s winter apartment. Heb. kiyor (Zech. 12:6; R.V., “pan”), a fire-pan. Heb. moqed (Ps. 102:3; R.V., “fire-brand”), properly a fagot. Heb. yaqud (Isa. 30:14), a burning mass on a hearth.

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