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Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *serp-, with cognates including Latin sarpiō, Old Church Slavonic срьпъ (srĭpŭ, “sickle”), and Latvian sirpe. However, there are some difficulties with these connections.
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /ha͜árpɛ͜ɛ/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /háːrpeː/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /árpi/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /árpi/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /áɾpi/