pen dent



1275–1325; < Latin pendent- (stem of pendēns), present participle of pendēre to hang; replacing Middle English pendaunt < Anglo-French (Old French pendant), present participle of pendre < Latin pendēre; see pendant

pendently, adverb
nonpendent, adjective
nonpendently, adverb
semipendent, adjective
unpendent, adjective

pendant, pendent, pennant, pundit. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
pendent (ˈpɛndənt)
1.  dangling
2.  jutting
3.  (of a grammatical construction) incomplete: a pendent nominative is a construction having no verb
4.  pending a less common word for pending
5.  a variant spelling of pendant
[C15: from Old French pendant, from pendre to hang; see pendant]

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, respelling of M.E. pendaunt "hanging, overhanging" (see pendant) on model of its L. original, pendentem (nom. pendens), prp. of pendere "to hang."
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