Gaw superl. hapnest
'fortunate, blessed' (Modern English cp. heppen)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
(ONP heppinn (adj.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far heppin, Icel heppinn, Norw heppen, Sw dial vanhäppen
cp. gehæp and gehæplic (adj.) ‘fit, convenient, opportune'
Phonological and morphological markers
MED and OED only record attestations from a few ME texts: Gaw, Pat and St. Placidus. Cp. further vnhappen (adj.).
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 56; Pat 13, 15, 17, etc.