- n. A female given name occasionally borrowed from German around 1900.
- n. the Teutonic goddess of fertility; later identified with Norse Njord
- Invented in 19th century Germany from a misreading of Nerthus, name of an earth goddess in Germania (98 B.C.) by Tacitus; explained as "earth"; likely akin to Old Norse Njǫrðr, from Proto-Germanic *nerþuz ("vital power"). (Wiktionary)
“Was your mother's name Hertha?" she said, naturally enough, for I had never named her, always speaking, as one will, of her as my mother only.”
“Isis of Gaul, called Hertha or Wertha, Virgin to bear a child, 104-u.”
“A number of female doctoral students such as Hertha Wambacher, Theodora Kautz, Erna Bussecker, Felicitas Weiss-Tessbach, Selma Schneidt, and Elsa Holesch oriented their research projects around the themes of Pettersson's group. 112”
“It is only explicable on the hypothesis that she was the goddess of a heathen cult, such as Hertha (or Nerthus), whose periodical progress among her subject tribes is described in a well-known passage by Tacitus,  and yet survives, as we have seen, in the folklore of Rügen.”
“Glory to Man in the highest, for Man is the master of things'; and in one stanza of 'Hertha' is condensed all the wild declamation against deities and despots that pervades his poetry at this stage, with his joy in the deification of humanity:”
“These later productions, of which 'Hertha' and 'Syskonlif' are the most important, are far inferior to her earlier work.”
“The signing of the former Schalke right-back Rafinha from Genoa for €5.5m is somewhat baffling whereas paying €13.5m for Manchester City's Jérôme Boateng makes more sense, the defender having played for Hertha Berlin and Hamburg in the Bundesliga from 2007 to 2010.”
“After his heroics in Union Berlin's derby victory against Hertha BSC in february, the Berlin Hummpa band Die Wallerts recorded a spectacular version of Torsten Mattuschka's terrace chant:The Allofs and the Doughtys took the limelight last week in our search for brotherly goalscoring partnerships, and this week its the turn of the Van de Kerkhof and the Walters.”
“In the middle of a soccer match between the German clubs Alemannia Aachen and Hertha Berlin, female referee Bibiana Steinhaus was involved in a small incident.”
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