hent, v. t. [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. Piers Plowman. Spenser.
"This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast."
"But all that he might of his friendes hente
On bookes and on learning he it spente."