hærfest
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hærfest
Add: I. autumn, the third ofthe four seasons. [It began on August 7 and November 6 was its last day Þæs (after Lammas day) hærfest cymð ymb seofon niht bútan ánre wonan . . . Syþþan (after All Saints' day) wintres dæg on syx nihtum genimð hærfest mid herige six days after Lammas autumn comes . . . six days after All . Saints' day winter time captures autumn, Men. 140-204] :-- Tó hærfestes emnihte, Chr. 1048; P. 174, 21. On hærfeste gefór se here on Miercna lond, 877 ; P. 74, 21,, Wé weorðiaí heáhengles tiid on hærfeste, Michaheles, Men. 177. Ðis wæs on hærfest, Chr. 918 ; P. 100, 2. Hé saet on þám biscopríce ealne þone sumor and þone hærfest, 1048 ; P. 172, 14. Herfest, 1006; P. 136, 16. I a. ass Swá nú lencten and hærfest, on lencten hit gréwð, and on hærfest hit fealwað, Bt. 21 ; F. 74, 22. Se wæstmbǽra hærfest bryngþ rípa bléda, 39, 13 ; F. 234, 15. Hærfest cymð, wlitig wæstmum hladen, Men. 140. Me mæcg on hærfeste rípan, in Agusto and Septembri and Octobri. . . fela tilða hám gæderian . . . ǽr tó túne tó slid winter cume, Angl. ix. 261, 14-20. II. the part of Autumn in which the fruits of the earth are gathered in, harvest, v. hærfestlic; II. , hærfest-mónaþ, hærfest-tíd ; II :-- Agusius síhð tó mannum mid genihtsumum hærfeste and autumnus cymð tó mancynne binnan seofon nihta fyrste, Angl. viii. 311, 18. On hærfeste wícode se cyng on neáweste þáre byrig, þá hwíle þe hié hira corn gerypon, Chr. 896; P. 89, 8. Mon eorðan wæstmas on hærfeste hám gelǽdeð . . . on rypes tíman, Ph. 244. II a. rendered in late Latin versions by Augustus (cf. Augustus messis, messis tempus, Migne) :-- On hærfeste (in Augusta), ðá fullan wican ǽr Sc̃a Marian mæssan (Sept. 8), Ll. Th. i. 92, 6. Berebryttan gebyreð corngebrot on hærfæste (in Augusta), 440, 2. iii dagas ǽlcre wucan on hærfest (in Augusta), 432, 32 : 434, 7. ¶ in a late MS. it is used as the name of the month, August :-- On Iuli mónðe. . . On hærfest. . . On Setembre, Angl. . . . 185, 10.
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