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hart in Christian iconography, the hart can symbolize a soul longing for the water of baptism, in allusion to Psalm 42. A hart can also stand as an image of Christ as the adversary of Satan, since the Bestiaries attribute to deer the power of finding and killing snakes.

A hart (or stag), sometimes with a cross in its antlers, is the emblem of St Eustace and St Hubert.
hart royal traditionally a hart that had been hunted by a king or queen and had escaped.

See also white hart.

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hart OE. heor(o)t, = OS. hirot (Du. hert), OHG. hir(u)z (G. hirsch), ON. hjǫrtr :- Gmc. *χerutaz; prob. lit. ‘horned beast’, and based on IE. *k̂ erw- (as in L. cervus stag, W. carw hart, OSl. srûna roe), rel. ult. to HORN.

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hart / härt/ • n. an adult male deer, esp. a red deer over five years old.

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HART (hɑːt) (New Zealand) Halt All Racist Tours (antiracist sports organization)

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