Middle English Dictionary Entry

harper(e n.
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Entry Info

Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) One who plays the harp, one who sings while accompanying himself on the harp, a minstrel; smal ~, one who plays a small harp; (b) in surnames; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.240].

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • (1360-1) Acc.R.Dur.in Sur.Soc.100562 : Cuidam Welsharpour domini Willhelmi de Dalton, 3 s., 4 d.
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