hanaper

hanaper

[han-uh-per]
noun
a wicker receptacle for documents.

Origin:
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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hanaper (ˈhænəpə)
 
n
a small wickerwork basket, often used to hold official papers
 
[C15: from Old French hanapier, from hanap cup, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hnapf bowl, Old English hnæp]

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