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hærfest

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, *skerp-. Cognate with Old Frisian herfst (modern West Frisian hjerst), Old Saxon hervist (modern Low German harvst), Dutch herfst, Old High German herbist (German Herbst). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós, fruit), Latin carpō (pick, pluck), Middle Irish corrán (sickle), Lithuanian kirpti (cut), Old Church Slavonic чрьпати (črĭpati) (Russian серп (serp, sickle)).

A North Germanic variant Proto-Germanic *harƀustaz was the source of Old Norse haust (Danish høst, Icelandic haust and Swedish höst).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hærfest m

  1. harvest; autumn

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