The Origins of Hap
What is this hap exactly? Does anyone really care? Why am I asking so many questions?
'Another name for Saturn, "the hidden one". The calf Apis, known in Egypt as Hepi, or Hapi, mystically representative of the Egyptian, Osiris. In Chaldea Hap means "to cover", in Egyptian "to conceal".'
So I'm the hidden fairy? Well that could work... What about the English meaning of the word?
(That'd be my country, y'all...)
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comes from the Middle English "hap", which was borrowed from
Old Norse (although the morpheme "haep" existed in Old English). The
word meant "chance" or "fortune". Etymologically, "happy" means
"favored by chance or fortune" having plenty of "hap" .'
I like the sound of that! The fairy of good fortune. I like that meaning. What about in some other languages?
'Hap means to unify, integrate, coordinate or harmonize in Korean.'
That's from a website about what I've decided must be the best martial art ever and now the offical favourite sport of me - HAPKIDO!
Foon.co.uk defines hap:
'HAP can mean "That'd be good", "That's happy", "I'm happy", "cool", "funky", "tubular" or "mmm, pie", depending on the context. It never goes out of fashion, is short and easy to spell, is under no risk of being abbreviated or Americanised, and just generally rocks.'