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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-. 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).

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NounEdit

hærfest m

  1. harvest; autumn

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