hap

hap

1 [hap]
noun
1.
one's luck or lot.
2.
an occurrence, happening, or accident.
verb (used without object), happed, happing.
3.
to happen: if it so hap.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse happ luck, chance; akin to Old English gehæp fit, convenient; probably akin to OCS kobŭ auspice, Old Irish cob victory

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hap

2 [hap, ap] Chiefly Pennsylvania.
noun
1.
a comforter or quilt.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cover with or as with a comforter or quilt.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English happen to cover; perhaps blend of lappen lap2 and Old French happer to seize

Hap

[hahp, khahp]
noun
Apis ( def 1 ).

Arnold

[ahr-nld]
noun
1.
Benedict, 1741–1801, American general in the Revolutionary War who became a traitor.
2.
Sir Edwin, 1832–1904, English poet and journalist.
3.
Henry H ("Hap") 1886–1950, U.S. general.
4.
Matthew, 1822–88, English essayist, poet, and literary critic.
5.
his father, Thomas, 1795–1842, English clergyman, educator, historian, and writer.
6.
Thurman Wesley [thur-muhn] , 1891–1969, U.S. lawyer and writer.
7.
a town in E Missouri.
8.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “eagle” and “power.”
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Arnold1 (ˈɑːnəld)
 
n
a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 37 402 (2001)

Arnold2 (ˈɑːnəld)
 
n
1.  Sir Malcolm. 1921--2006, English composer, esp of orchestral works in a traditional idiom
2.  Matthew. 1822--88, English poet, essayist, and literary critic, noted particularly for his poems Sohrab and Rustum (1853) and Dover Beach (1867), and for his Essays in Criticism (1865) and Culture and Anarchy (1869)
3.  his father, Thomas. 1795--1842, English historian and educationalist, headmaster of Rugby School, noted for his reforms in public-school education

hap1 (hæp)
 
n
1.  luck; chance
2.  an occurrence
 
vb , haps, happing, happed
3.  (intr) an archaic word for happen
 
[C13: from Old Norse happ good luck; related to Old English gehæplic convenient, Old Slavonic kobǔ fate]

hap2 (hæp)
 
vb
1.  to cover up; wrap up warmly
 
n
2.  a covering of any kind
 
[C14: perhaps of Norse origin]

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Word Origin & History

hap
c.1200, "chance, luck," from O.N. happ "chance, good luck," from P.Gmc. *khapan (source of O.E. gehæp "convenient, fit"). Meaning "good fortune" is from early 13c.

Arnold
masc. proper name, from Ger., from O.H.G. Arenwald, lit. "having the strength of an eagle," from O.H.G. aro "eagle" + wald "power" (see wield).
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HAP
hazardous air pollutant
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