Hanaper definition

hanəpər
A small wicker container formerly used to hold official papers.
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A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper.
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Noun

Singular:
hanaper
Plural:
hanapers

Origin of hanaper

  • Late Latin hanaperium (“a large vase”), from hanaus (“vase, bowl, cup”) (whence French hanap); of Frankish origin; compare Old North German hnapf, German Napf, akin to Anglo Saxon hnæp (“cup, bowl”). Compare hamper, nappy

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