Hap etymology


English word hap comes from Proto-Indo-European *kob-, and later Proto-Germanic *hampą (Good luck, chance. Happiness.)

Etymology of hap

Detailed word origin of hap

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kob- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*hampą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Good luck, chance. Happiness.
happ Old Norse (non) Good luck.
happe Middle English (enm)
hap English (en) (intransitive, literary) to happen; to befall; to chance.. (transitive, literary) To happen to. (archaic) That which happens; an occurrence or happening, especially an unexpected, random, chance, or fortuitous event; chance; fortune; luck.

Words with the same origin as hap

Descendants of *kob-

happen happy mishap