haply

[ hap-lee ]
/ ˈhæp li /
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adverb Archaic.

perhaps; by chance.

Origin of haply

First recorded in 1325–75, haply is from the Middle English word hapliche. See hap1, -ly
Can be confusedhapless haply happily
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British Dictionary definitions for haply

haply

/ (ˈhæplɪ) /

adverb

(sentence modifier) an archaic word for perhaps
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Word Origin and History for haply

haply


adv.

late 14c., hapliche, from hap + -ly (2).

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