From Middle High German haber, habere, from Old High German habaro. The modern consonantism through influence of Middle Low German haver, havere and modern German Low German Haver, Hafer. (The Upper German cognate form Haber is now obsolete in standard usage.) The further history of the term is unclear; Jan de Vries considers it possible that it derives from a pre-PIE substratum. Compare Dutch haver, Swedish havre).
Hafer m (genitive Hafers, plural Hafer)
- English: haversack
- Hafer in Duden online