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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hæp/
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  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hap, happe (chance, hap, luck, fortune), from Old Norse happ (hap, chance, good luck), from Proto-Germanic *hampą (convenience, happiness), from Proto-Indo-European *kob- (good fortune, prophecy; to bend, bow, fit in, work, succeed). Cognate with Icelandic happ (hap, chance, good luck). Related also to Icelandic heppinn (lucky, fortunate, happy), Old Danish hap (fortunate), Old English ġehæp (fit, convenient), Swedish hampa (to turn out), Old Church Slavonic кобь (kobĭ, fate), Old Irish cob (victory).

The verb is from Middle English happen, from Old Norse *happa, *heppa, from Proto-Germanic *hampijaną (to fit in, be fitting), from the noun. Cognate with Old Danish happe (to chance, happen), Norwegian heppa (to occur, happen).

NounEdit

hap (plural haps)

  1. (slang, in the plural) Happenings; events; goings-on.
    • 2018, "Something Fishy", Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series
      Katie Griffin as Samantha Sparks: "Hey, Flint. I heard your extended (gasp) earlier. What's the haps?"
      Mark Edwards as Flint Lockwood: "The haps is -- you're not going to believe this, but dad asked me to make him an invention!"
  2. (archaic) That which happens; an occurrence or happening, especially an unexpected, random, chance, or fortuitous event; chance; fortune; luck.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i], page 23, column 1:
      Each day ſtill better others happineſſe,
      Vntill the heauens enuying earths good hap,
      Adde an immortall title to your Crowne.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3 Scene 1
      URSULA. She's lim'd, I warrant you: we have caught her, madam.
      HERO. If it prove so, then loving goes by haps:
      Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      [I]t hath been many an honest man's hap to pass for the father of children he never begot []
    • Edmund Spenser
      whether art it was or heedless hap
    • Sir Philip Sidney
      Cursed be good haps, and cursed be they that build / Their hopes on haps.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick:
      He at once resolved to accompany me to that island, ship aboard the same vessel, get into the same watch, the same boat, the same mess with me, in short to share my every hap; with both my hands in his, boldly dip into the Potluck of both worlds.
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VerbEdit

hap (third-person singular simple present haps, present participle happing, simple past and past participle happed)

  1. (intransitive, literary) To happen; to befall; to chance.
    Synonyms: come to pass, occur, transpire; see also Thesaurus:happen
    • 1868-9, Robert Browning, “The Ring and the Book”, in Edward Berdoe, editor, The poetical works of Robert Browning, published 1889, page 17:
      "But laudably, since thus it happed!" quoth one: Whereat, more witness and the case postponed. "Thus it happed not, since thus he did the deed,....
  2. (transitive, literary) To happen to.
    • 1891, Elizabeth Stoddard, “No Answer”, in Harper's magazine, page 55:
      What meaneth June, to hap us every year.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English hap.

NounEdit

hap (plural haps)

  1. (Britain, Scotland, Western Pennsylvania, dialectal) A wrap, such as a quilt or a comforter. Also, a small or folded blanket placed on the end of a bed to keep feet warm.

VerbEdit

hap (third-person singular simple present haps, present participle happing, simple past and past participle happed)

  1. (dialectal) To wrap, clothe.
    • Dr. J. Brown
      The surgeon happed her up carefully.
    • 1899, “Bartonshill Coal Co. v. Beid, 1 Pat. Sc. App. 792, 793.”, in Robert Campbell, editor, Ruling cases, volume 19:
      The practice was, before firing a shot for the purpose of blasting, to give an order to hap the crane, that is, to cover it, in order to protect it from the effect of the shot.

Etymology 3Edit

Shortening of Haplochromis

NounEdit

hap (plural haps)

  1. Any of the cichlid fishes of the tribe Haplochromini.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *skapa, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kep- (to cut, split, dig). Compare English shape, German schaffen (make, create). Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *upo (up from under, over). Compare Low German apen, Icelandic opna, Norwegian åpne (to open), English open.

VerbEdit

hap (first-person singular past tense hapa, participle hapur)

  1. I open

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

hap m (plural happen, diminutive hapje n)

  1. bite
  2. chunk
    (often diminutive) snack
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

hap

  1. first-person singular present indicative of happen
  2. imperative of happen

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic

NounEdit

hap m (genitive singular hap, nominative plural hapanna)

  1. hop
  2. blow

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "hap" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “hap” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

SeriEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hap (plural hap)

  1. deer

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ReferencesEdit

  • Moser, Mary B.; Marlett, Stephen A. (2010) Comcaac quih yaza quih hant ihiip hac: cmiique iitom - cocsar iitom - maricaana iitom [Seri-Spanish-English Dictionary], 2nd edition, Hermosillo: Plaza y Valdés Editores, →ISBN, page 334.

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English half.

NounEdit

hap

  1. half
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:6:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. part
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 2:21:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. place, one of a few places
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:22:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

AdverbEdit

hap

  1. there

Derived termsEdit

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic حَبّ(ḥabb, grains, seeds, pills).

NounEdit

hap (definite accusative habı, plural haplar)

  1. pill

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative hap
Definite accusative hapı
Singular Plural
Nominative hap haplar
Definite accusative hapı hapları
Dative hapa haplara
Locative hapta haplarda
Ablative haptan haplardan
Genitive hapın hapların

DescendantsEdit