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.
   To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get. [Obs.] --Piers
   Plowman. --Spenser.
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         This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast. --Chaucer.
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         But all that he might of his friendes hente
         On bookes and on learning he it spente.  --Chaucer.
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