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[per-haps] /pərˈhæps/
adverb
1.
maybe; possibly:
Perhaps the package will arrive today.
Origin of perhaps
1520-1530
1520-30; earlier perhappes, perhapis by haps. See per, hap1, -s1
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perhaps

/pəˈhæps; informal præps/
adverb
1.
  1. possibly; maybe
  2. (as sentence modifier): he'll arrive tomorrow, perhaps, perhaps you'll see him tomorrow
sentence substitute
2.
it may happen, be so, etc; maybe
Word Origin
C16 perhappes, from per by + happes chance, hap1
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Word Origin and History for perhaps
adv.

1520s, formed from Middle English per, par "by, through" (see per-) + plural of hap "chance" (see happen), on model of peradventure, perchance, etc. which now have been superseded by this word. Perhappons "possibly, by chance" is recorded from late 15c.

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