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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-. Cognate with Old Frisian herfst (West Frisian hjerst), Old Saxon hervist (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 *harbustaz was the source of Old Norse haust (Danish høst, Icelandic haust and Swedish höst).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhærfest/, [ˈhærvest]

NounEdit

hærfest m

  1. harvest; autumn

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Seasons in Old English · tīde (layout · text)
lencten (spring) sumor (summer) hærfest (autumn) winter (winter)