herfst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*kerp-

From Old Dutch *hervist, from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-. 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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