• Question: why is it called a heart

    Asked by 346hetn52 to Jordan on 14 Jun 2018.
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      Jordan Moir answered on 14 Jun 2018:

      Good question and I had to do some research on this as you got me wondering. However I have not been able to find an answer to this it seems to have been called a heart from way way back, it is only in recent times that we have actually worked out how the heart functions etc as in ancient times they only knew that it beated and pumped blood round the body. Sorry couldn’t answer your question I was thinking it was maybe going to be latin or greek and translated to beating pump or something along they lines but there doesn’t seem to be any mention of this.