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hap

1

[ hap ]

noun

  1. one's luck or lot.
  2. an occurrence, happening, or accident.


verb (used without object)

, happed, hap·ping.
  1. to happen:

    if it so hap.

hap

2

[ hap, ap ]

noun

  1. a comforter or quilt.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt.

Hap

3

[ hahp, khahp ]

noun

, Egyptian Religion.

hap

1

/ hæp /

verb

  1. to cover up; wrap up warmly


noun

  1. a covering of any kind

hap

2

/ hæp /

noun

  1. luck; chance
  2. an occurrence

verb

  1. intr an archaic word for happen
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hap1

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English, from Old Norse happ “luck, chance”; akin to Old English gehæp “fit, convenient”; probably akin to Old Church Slavonic kobŭ “auspice,” Old Irish cob “victory”

Origin of hap2

1350–1400; Middle English happen to cover; perhaps blend of lappen lap 2 and Old French happer to seize
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hap1

C14: perhaps of Norse origin

Origin of hap2

C13: from Old Norse happ good luck; related to Old English gehæplic convenient, Old Slavonic kobǔ fate
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Example Sentences

What better hap could a cavalry subaltern desire than such a fight under such conditions?

But natheless it may hap that I find a chief who is less afeared of great ventures than thou art, King.

Sea sprinkles wrinkles, tinkles lightShells' bells—boy's joys that hap to snap!

The Queen had tried to hold back Gilbert 'of her especial care, as a man noted of no good hap by sea.'

But as to getting things into the house hap hazard, really everything is so dear—it's quite out of reason.'

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