{{11}}hap (n.) c.1200, "chance, a person's luck, fortune, fate;" also "unforeseen occurrence," from O.N. happ "chance, good luck," from P.Gmc. *khapan (source of O.E. gehæp "convenient, fit"), from PIE *kob- "to suit, fit, succeed" (Cf. O.C.S. kobu "fate, foreboding, omen," O.Ir. cob "victory"). Meaning "good fortune" is from early 13c.
{{12}}hap (v.) "to happen," mid-14c., from HAP (Cf. hap) (n.) "chance."

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