from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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  • Is there such a vessel as a hahanap or is that too remote (moat) a possibility?

    January 16, 2016

  • My postman has the same problem, dammit!

    January 16, 2016

  • When I have a nap I sometimes drop a few letters.

    January 16, 2016

  • A chalice will serve for a nip,
    A rhyton ennobles the lip,
    But no vessel can cap
    The majestic hanap -
    The cup of the right royal sip.

    January 15, 2016

  • I thought hanap meant a goblet with a lid

    April 16, 2009