Hent (?), v. t. [imp. Hente; p. p. Hent.] [OE. hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue, take, seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan (in compos.), and E. hunt.]

To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get.

[Obs.]

Piers Plowman. Spenser.

This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast. Chaucer.

But all that he might of his friendes hente On bookes and on learning he it spente. Chaucer.

 

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