yepsen

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English[edit]

A yepsen.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yespon (a measure of volume equivalent to that contained in a person’s hands cupped together), ȝespon, ȝespen, ȝispon. From Old Norse gaupn (hollow made by cupped hands); cognate with English gowpen.

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yepsen (plural yepsens)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) Amount that can be held in two hands cupped together.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, dialect) Two hands cupped together.

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