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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hanap A rich goblet, esp. one used on state occasions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hanap A large drinking-goblet, especially the vessel from which the chief guest at an entertainment or the presiding dignitary was served.
    • n hanap Hence A vessel of precious material, as silver or silver gilt, fitted with a cover, from which the taster drank a little wine taken from the hanap.
    • n hanap In the fifteenth century, a measure, especially for wine, ale, and the like. It is forbidden, on the ground that it is not a fixed measure, by a regulation of Henry IV.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hanap a large drinking-cup
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hanap,. See Hanaper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
For hanaper—O. Fr. hanapierhanap, a drinking-cup—Old High Ger. hnapf; A.S. hnæp, a bowl.


In literature:

His were steady enough as he took the hanap and drank off the water at a gulp.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
He deserted Repeal to support the Government and was rewarded with the post of Clerk of the Hanaper.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
The name Hamper is a contraction of hanapier, a maker of hanaps, i.e.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
One quarter of hanaps, 12 pence.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
He denied that he was party to the attempt, and paid the necessary fee to the Hanaper for his pardon.
"William de Colchester" by Ernest Harold Pearce
Hales is often confused with another John Hales, who was clerk of the hanaper under Henry VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
There was the Hanap, a cup raised on a stem, with or without a cover.
"Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present" by John Timbs