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harper

[hahr-per] /ˈhɑr pər/
noun
1.
a person who plays the harp.
2.
a person who harps on a subject.
3.
Numismatics, harp (def 5).
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English hearpere. See harp, -er1

Harper

[hahr-per] /ˈhɑr pər/
noun
1.
James, 1795–1869, and his brothers John, 1797–1875, (Joseph) Wesley, 1801–70, and Fletcher, 1806–77, U.S. printers and publishers.
2.
a male or female given name.
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Harper

/ˈhɑːpə/
noun
1.
Stephen (Joseph). Born 1959. Canadian statesman; prime minister from 2006
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Word Origin and History for harper
n.

Old English hearpere, agent noun from harp (v.). As a surname, from late 12c.

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