Middle English Dictionary Entry

harp(e n.
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(a) A harp; also, any of several ancient stringed instruments; in ~, with the harp, to the accompaniment of a harp; in proverb [see asse 1. (c)]; (b) ~ long, the large harp; ~ smal, a small harp held in the hands; (c) ~ gle, harp playing; ~ maker, a maker of harps; also, as surname; ~ streng [OE hearpe-streng], a harp string.
(a) Harp playing, harp music; (b) a harper.
In place names: a place where the harp is played; an object (natural or man-made) shaped like a harp, a salt harp, etc. [see Smith PNElem. 1.240].