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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


hanaper (plural hanapers)

  1. A kind of basket, usually of wickerwork, and adapted for the packing and carrying of articles; a hamper

Derived terms[edit]

  • Hanaper office: an office of the English court of chancery in which writs relating to the business of the public, and the returns to them, were anciently kept in a hanaper or hamper - Blackstone