etymology of hoppas

Alan Hartley ahartley at D.UMN.EDU
Fri Jan 30 19:51:28 UTC 2004

Ives Goddard of the Smithsonian has answered my question: hoppas is from
Unami Delaware ha'pi:s 'tump-line', the strap around the forehead or
upper chest that bears some or all of the weight of a backpack.

Alan Hartley

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