hent

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: hënt and Hënt

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hente (13th-16th centuries)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English henten (also hynten, hinten > English hint), from Old English hentan (to pursue, chase after, seize, arrest, grasp), from Proto-Germanic *hantijaną (to seize), related to Old English huntian (to hunt), Old High German hunda (spoils, booty).

Verb[edit]

hent (third-person singular simple present hents, present participle henting, simple past and past participle hent)

  1. (obsolete) To take hold of, to grasp.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: [] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.V, Ch.IX:
      And in the grekynge of the day Sir Gawayne hente his hors wondyrs for to seke.
  2. (obsolete) To take away, carry off, apprehend.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To clear; to go beyond.

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *hɨnt, from Proto-Celtic *sentus, from Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to head for, go).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hent m (plural hentoù)

  1. way, street

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

hent

  1. imperative of hente

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

hent

  1. imperative of hente

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse hentr

Adjective[edit]

hent

  1. handy, skilful

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]