Pend vs Hend - What's the difference?

pend | hend |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between pend and hend

is that pend is (obsolete) to hang down while hend is (obsolete) to take hold of; to grasp, hold.

As verbs the difference between pend and hend

is that pend is (obsolete) to hang down or pend can be (obsolete|transitive) to pen; to confine or pend can be to consider pending; to delay or postpone (something) while hend is (obsolete) to take hold of; to grasp, hold.

As a noun pend

is (scotland) an archway; especially, a vaulted passageway leading through a tenement-style building from the main street, giving access to the rear of the building or an internal courtyard or pend can be (india) oil cake.

pend

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To hang down.
  • (obsolete, Scotland) To arch over (something); to vault.
  • To hang; to depend.
  • * I. Taylor
  • pending upon certain powerful motions

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scotland) An archway; especially, a vaulted passageway leading through a tenement-style building from the main street, giving access to the rear of the building or an internal courtyard.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To pen; to confine.
  • * Udall
  • Pended within the limits of Greece.

    Etymology 3

    Back-formation from (pending).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To consider pending; to delay or postpone (something).
  • *1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 817:
  • *:The latest list of detainees would be pended and they would be allowed to return to their homes on a temporary basis.
  • Etymology 4

    Noun

    (-)
  • (India) oil cake
  • ----

    hend

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To take hold of; to grasp, hold.
  • * 1885', Presently the cloud opened and behold, within it was that Jinni '''hending in hand a drawn sword, while his eyes were shooting fire sparks of rage. — Sir Richard Burton, ''The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1