hærfest

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, *skerp-. Cognate with Old Frisian herfst (modern West Frisian hjerst), Old Saxon hervist (modern Low German harvst), Dutch herfst, Old High German herbist (German Herbst). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek καρπός ‎(karpós, fruit), Latin carpō ‎(pick, pluck), Middle Irish corrán ‎(sickle), Lithuanian kirpti ‎(cut), Old Church Slavonic чрьпати ‎(črĭpati) (Russian серп ‎(serp, sickle)).

A North Germanic variant Proto-Germanic *harƀustaz was the source of Old Norse haust (Danish høst, Icelandic haust and Swedish höst).

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Noun[edit]

hærfest m

  1. harvest; autumn

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