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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Coined by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings, 1954–55, from Old English ent ‎(giant), from Proto-Germanic *antiz.

NounEdit

ent ‎(plural ents) (feminine entwife)

  1. (fantasy) A fictional large talking tree.
    • 2003, Walter Scheps, "The Fairy-tale Morality of The Lord of the Rings", in Jared Lobdell (ed.), A Tolkien Compass
      [...] and that fine young ent Quickbeam is merely a minor crux in an Old English glossary (the name Quickbeam means 'living tree' in Old English).
    • 2003, Colin Duriez, Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship
      Tolkien's Treebeard, his Ent creation, was inspired by Lewis, especially his sometimes emphatic deep voice
    • 2003, Ralph C. Wood, The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth
      Tolkien perhaps speaks for himself when he has Treebeard confess that "nobody cares for the woods as I care for them," and when this same Ent also warns that "the withering of all woods may be drawing near"
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Etymology 2Edit

Possibly from empty, through assimilation of the "m" to the following "t"

VerbEdit

ent ‎(third-person singular simple present ents, present participle enting, simple past and past participle ented)

  1. (dialect, Britain, Devon) To empty or pour.
    • 1976, K. C. Phillips: Westcountry Words and Ways, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1976, p. 47
      A Truro correspondent remembers being sent to buy a teapot with the admonition 'and see he got a good ent to un'; that is, of course, a good 'pour'.
      "Enting down with rain" is still occasionally heard.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ente, from enten ‎(to graft) (modern Dutch enten), from Old French enter, from Latin imputāre.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ent m ‎(plural enten, diminutive entje n)

  1. graft particularly on a tree

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VerbEdit

ent

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of enten
  2. imperative of enten

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NounEdit

ent m ‎(plural enc)

  1. entity
  2. corporation, body

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *antiz ‎(giant), of unknown origin. Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐍄- ‎(ant-, giant-, prefix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ent m

  1. giant

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *antiz ‎(giant), of unknown origin. Cognate with Old English ent, Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐍄- ‎(ant-, giant-, prefix).

NounEdit

ent m

  1. giant

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