Bent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Bent (plural Bents)

  1. A surname

Derived terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval contraction of Late Latin Benedictus. Cognate with Swedish Bengt.

Proper noun[edit]

Bent

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Benedict

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 43 180 males with the given name Bent have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1930s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested as bent in 1615. Derived from bent (moor grass, Molinia sp.).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Bent

Proper noun[edit]

Bent n

  1. A hamlet in Alphen aan den Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish Bent, c. 1400.

Proper noun[edit]

Bent

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Benedict