Hempen vs Heppen - What's the difference?

hempen | heppen |


As adjectives the difference between hempen and heppen

is that hempen is made of hemp while heppen is (obsolete) neat; fit; comfortable.

hempen

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Made of hemp.
  • * 1590: Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen (vol. 1)
  • In fowle reproch of knighthoods faire degree, / About his neck an hempen rope he weares, / That with his glistring armes does ill agree;
  • * 1891: Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company
  • A quiet land is this -- a land where the slow-moving Basque, with his flat biretta-cap, his red sash and his hempen sandals, tills his scanty farm ...
  • Related to hempen ropes, i.e., to hanging as capital punishment.
  • * 1904: Rafael Sabatini, The Tavern Night
  • ... but rid himself also of the companionship of this ruffianly Sir Crispin, to whom no doubt a hempen justice would be meted.
    English adjectives ending in -en

    heppen

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) neat; fit; comfortable
  • (Webster 1913)