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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hent \Hent\ (h[e^]nt), 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. [1913 Webster] This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] But all that he might of his friendes hente On bookes and on learning he it spente. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]