hærfest

hærfest, m.n: autumn, harvest. (“har-vest”)

Kazutomo Karasawa says that the beginning of autumn is listed as 7th August in most extant Anglo-Saxon calendars.*

*K. Karasawa, The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium) (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2015), p. 113.

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Illustration from a south German mahzor (festival prayerbook), c. 1320. Image from Jewish Heritage Online Magazine.

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