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Friday, February 08, 2013

Definitions for hent

  1. to seize.

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Citations for hent
Then he hent in hand two stones and went round about the city… Lady Isabel Burton, Justin Huntly McCarthy, Lady Burton's Edition of Her Husband's Arabian Nights
So they hent him by the hand and thrust him out; and I took the lute and sang over again the songs of my own composing which the damsel had sung. Emile Van Vliet, The Thousand Nights and A Night
Origin of hent
1000
Hent, an ancient word, entered Old English before the year 1000 as a relative of the verbs hentan "to pursue" and huntian "to hunt."