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EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *hervist, from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-. Cognate with High German Herbst, Low German Harvst, West Frisian hjerst, English harvest; further with Latin carpere (to pick, to pluck), Greek καρπός (karpós, fruit, harvest). The original meaning was ‘harvest time’, as is seen in herfstmaand.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛr(ə)fst/
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NounEdit

herfst m (uncountable)

  1. autumn, fall

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