English word gap comes from Old Norse gapa.
Gap detailed word origin explanation
|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 [...] |