Percase
Percase Per*case", adv. [OE. per cas. See {Parcase}.] Perhaps; perchance. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • percase — /pər kāsˈ/ (obsolete) adverb 1. Perchance 2. Perhaps ORIGIN: L per through, by, and casus a chance, a fall …   Useful english dictionary

  • perhaps — [16] The phrase by hap or by haps ‘by chance’ originated in the 14th century (hap ‘chance’, a borrowing from Old Norse, now survives in the derived happen). In the 16th century it was transformed into perhaps on the model of perchance [14] and… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • perhaps — [16] The phrase by hap or by haps ‘by chance’ originated in the 14th century (hap ‘chance’, a borrowing from Old Norse, now survives in the derived happen). In the 16th century it was transformed into perhaps on the model of perchance [14] and… …   Word origins

  • parcaas — parcaas, parcas(e variant of percase Obs …   Useful english dictionary

  • parcas — parcaas, parcas(e variant of percase Obs …   Useful english dictionary

  • parcase — parcaas, parcas(e variant of percase Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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