From late Middle High German haber, habere. The Middle High German word, which derives from Old High German habaro, was influenced by Middle Low German haver, havere; modern German Low German influence, in turn, led to the use of this term (Hafer) rather than Haber. 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