Pent vs Hent - What's the difference?

pent | hent |


As an adjective pent

is confined in a pen, imprisoned.

As a verb pent

is (pen);.

As a noun hent is

night.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pent

English

Adjective

  • Confined in a pen, imprisoned.
  • ''My object all sublime
    ''I shall achieve in time —
    ''To let the punishment fit the crime —
    ''The punishment fit the crime;
    ''And make each prisoner pent
    ''Unwillingly represent
    ''A source of innocent merriment!
    Of innocent merriment!'' — W.S. Gilbert, '' .

    Usage notes

    Use of bare "pent", as in the Gilbert quotation above, has become less common over time. (Use of "pent up" or "pent in" remains about as common.)

    Verb

    (head)
  • (pen);
  • See also

    * -pent- * pent- * penta- * pent-up

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    hent

    English

    Alternative forms

    * hente

    Verb

  • (label) To take hold of, to grasp.
  • *, Bk.V, Ch.IX:
  • *:And in the grekynge of the day Sir Gawayne hente his hors wondyrs for to seke.
  • To take away, carry off.
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