Definition of Hertha

1. Noun. The Teutonic goddess of fertility; later identified with Norse Njord.

Exact synonyms: Nerthus
Generic synonyms: Teutonic Deity



Definition of Hertha

1. Proper noun. (Germanic female given name) occasionally borrowed from German around 1900. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hertha

Herrmann's syndrome
Herrnhuter
Herrnhuters
Hers' disease
Hers disease
Herschel
Herschelian
Herschelian telescope
Hershberg test
Hershey
Hershey bar
Hershey squirts
Hertford
Hertha
Herts
Hertwig's sheath
Hertzian
Hertzian wave
Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Hervey Bay
Herxheimer's reaction
Herzberg
Herzegovina
Herzegovinan
Herzegovinian
Herzegowina
Heschl's gyri
Heshvan

Literary usage of Hertha

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1. Reports ... 2d Series by International Labour Office, United States Tariff Commission (1915)
"hertha limestone member. — Considerable confusion has existed in previous correlations of the five lower members of the Kansas City formation. ..."

2. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1860)
"This appearance of hertha was also practised in another form among certain ... As hertha is the most interesting of German myths, much pains has been taken ..."

3. The Stratigraphy of the Pennsylvania Series in Missouri by Henry Hinds, Frank Cook Greene, David White, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1915)
"hertha limestone member. — Considerable confusion has existed in previous correlations of the five lower members of the Kansas City formation. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The earth being the all-nourishing mother, it was naturally believed that hertha sympathized with mankind, and the myth of the revival of spring gradually ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"By Mrs. hertha AYRTON. Communicated by Professor WE AYRTON, FRS Received April 21; received in revised form May 26,—Read June 16, 1904. (Abstract. ..."

6. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"[From Songs before Sunrise] FROM "hertha" The tree many-rooted That swells to the sky With ... hertha."

7. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1829)
"hertha or Erde. no one has ascended since the time of Charles the Twelfth. ... The goddess hertha or Erde seems to have been the Cybele of the Rugii; ..."

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