- chance; luck; lot
- an occurrence or happening, esp. an unfortunate one: usually used in pl.
ME < ON happ, akin to OE (ge)hæp, convenient, suitable < IE base *kob-, to be fitted to, suit > OIr cob, victory
intransitive verb happed, happing
to occur by chance; happen
ME happen < the n. or < ? (rare) OE hæppan, to go by chance < same base