herfst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch herfst, from Old Dutch *hervist, from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-. Cognate with 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛrfst/, [ɦɛrfst], [ˈɦɛ.rəfst], [h-]
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  • Hyphenation: herfst

Noun[edit]

herfst m (uncountable)

  1. autumn, fall

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: herfs

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