herfst

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛr(ə)fst/
  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *hervist, from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-. Cognate with High German Herbst, Low German Harvst, West Frisian hjerst, English harvest; further with Latin carpere ‎(to pick, to pluck), Greek καρπός ‎(karpós, fruit, harvest). The original meaning was ‘harvest time’, as is seen in herfstmaand.

Noun[edit]

herfst m ‎(uncountable)

  1. autumn, fall

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