[ han-uh-per ]
/ ˈhæn ə pər /


a wicker receptacle for documents.


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Origin of hanaper

1275–1325; Middle English hanypere < Anglo-French; Middle French hanapier case to hold a drinking vessel, derivative of hanap goblet (< Germanic *hnapp bowl; compare Old English hnæpp, Old High German hnapf, Old Norse hnappr, early Medieval Latin anappus, hanappum); see -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for hanaper

/ (ˈhænəpə) /


a small wickerwork basket, often used to hold official papers

Word Origin for hanaper

C15: from Old French hanapier, from hanap cup, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hnapf bowl, Old English hnæp
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