- hente (13th-16th centuries)
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”).
- (obsolete) To take hold of, to grasp.
- 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum ix”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book V, [London]: […] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
- And in the grekynge of the day Sir Gawayne hente his hors wondyrs for to seke.
- (obsolete) To take away, carry off, apprehend.
- (obsolete, transitive) To clear; to go beyond.
hent m (plural hentoù)