Leaping | Info

c.1200, from Old English hliep , hlyp (West Saxon), *hlep (Mercian, Northumbrian) "a leap, bound, spring, sudden movement; thing to leap from;" common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian hlep , Dutch loop , Old High German hlouf , German lauf ); from the root of leap (v.). Leaps has been paired with bounds since at least 1720.