Harp"er (?), n. [AS. hearpere.]

1.

A player on the harp; a minstrel.

The murmuring pines and the hemlocks . . . Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms. Longfellow.

2.

A brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp, -- formerly current in Ireland.

B. Jonson.

 

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