preposition Etymology: Middle English onevent, anent, from Old English on efen alongside, from on + efen even Date: 13th century about, concerning

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  • anent — [ə nent′] prep. [ME anent (with unhistoric t) < OE onemn, on efen, lit., on even (with), level (with)] Now Rare concerning; as regards; about …   English World dictionary

  • anent — index correlative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anent — (prep.) concerning, about, early 13c., onont on level with, also in the company of, fronting against, from O.E. on efn near to, close by, originally on even (ground) with; the parasitic t added 12c. A northern form (in Midlands, anenst, with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Anent — Anenst A*nenst , Anent A*nent , prep. [OE. anent, anentis, anence, anens, anents, AS. onefen, onemn; an, on, on + efen even, equal; hence meaning, on an equality with, even with, beside. See {Even}, a.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 1. Over against; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anent — preposition /əˈnɛnt/ Concerning, with regard to. Mr Bloom and Stephen entered the cabman’s shelter, an unpretentious wooden structure, where, prior to then, he had rarely, if ever, been before; the former having previously whispered to the latter …   Wiktionary

  • anent — /euh nent /, prep. 1. in regard to; about; concerning. 2. Brit. beside; in line with. [bef. 900; ME var. (with excrescent t; see ANCIENT) of anen, OE on emn, on efen on EVEN1 (ground), with, beside] * * * …   Universalium

  • anent — I Yorkshire Dialect Next to II North Country (Newcastle) Words concerning …   English dialects glossary

  • anent — about; concerning Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anent — prep. in regard to , concerning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anent — [ə nɛnt] preposition archaic or Scottish concerning; about. Origin OE on efen in line with, in company with …   English new terms dictionary

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