Pent vs Hent - What's the difference?
As an adjective pent
is confined in a pen, imprisoned.
As a verb pent
As a noun hent is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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, '' .
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.)
(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.