English word gap comes from Old Norse gapa.

Gap etymology history

Gap detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gapa Old Norse (non)
gappe Middle English (enm)
gap English (eng) (transitive) To check the size of a gap.. (transitive) To make an opening in; to breach.. (transitive) To notch, as a sword or knife. (AU) (usually written as "the gap") The disparity between the indigenous and non-indigenous communities with regard to life expectancy, education, health, etc.. (Australia, for a medical or pharmacy item) The shortfall between the amount the medical insurer [...]