herfst

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *hervist, from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, *skerp-. Related to High German Herbst, Low German harvst, West Frisian hjerst, English harvest, also Latin carpere (to pick, to pluck), Greek καρπός (karpós, fruit, harvest). The original meaning is harvest time, as is seen in herfstmaand.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛr(ə)fst/
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Noun[edit]

herfst m (uncountable)

  1. autumn, fall

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