Harvest etymology


English word harvest comes from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, and later Proto-Germanic *harbistaz (Autumn, fall. Harvest.)

Etymology of harvest

Detailed word origin of harvest

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kerp- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*harbaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*harbistaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Autumn, fall. Harvest.
hærfest Old English (ang) Harvest; autumn.
hervest Middle English (enm)
harvest English (en) (UK, _, dialectal) The third season of the year; autumn; fall.. (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.. (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.. The process of gathering the ripened crop; harvesting.. The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering [...]

Words with the same origin as harvest

Descendants of *kerp-

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