Fake Etymologies

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har‧vest, v. /ˈhɑɹ.vɪst/

From Middle English adjective “harve,” meaning “ready to be picked or plucked” – something close to “ripe.” The harvest season (that is, the season that was the most harve) was the best time for reaping one’s crops. The verb form followed, and was associated with the actual reaping.

Please do also note the similarity between “ripe” and “reap.”