Other Word Forms of Harvest
Origin of Harvest
From Middle English harvest, hervest, from Old English hærfest (“autumn, harvest-time; August”), from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz (“autumn, fall”), from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, *skerp-; cognate with West Frisian hjerst, Dutch herfst, German Herbst, Middle Low German hervest (“autumn”) (Dutch Low Saxon haarfst (“autumn”)), Danish høst, also Latin carpere 'to seize', Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit”) and κείρω (keirō, “to cut off”).
Middle English from Old English hærfest kerp- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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