warm the cockles of someone's heart love

warm the cockles of someone's heart

Definitions

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  • v. To provide happiness, to bring a deeply-felt contentment

Etymologies

Unknown, possibly derived either from the similarity in appearance of the heart valves to the cockle, a bivalve mollusk of the family Cardiidae or from a misuse of the medieval Latin word for heart - cochleae cordis. An Irish Gaelic origin has been suggested. (Wiktionary)

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