haps

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 ).
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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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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.
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haps definition


  1. n.
    things that are happening; events. (Streets.) : Come in and tell me the haps.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
HAP
hazardous air pollutant
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