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- n. A rich goblet, especially one used on state occasions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rich goblet, esp. one used on state occasions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large drinking-goblet, especially the vessel from which the chief guest at an entertainment or the presiding dignitary was served.
- n. 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. 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.
From French hanap. (Wiktionary)