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HENT, v.1 Also hynt(e). To grasp, lay hold of, lift (up). Only in liter. use. Pa.t. and pa.p. hint, hynt (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis, hint). Sc. 1802  Scott Minstrelsy 133:
The Red Rowan has hente him up, The starkest man in Teviotdale.
Sc. 1808  Jam.:
He hent it in his hand.
Dmf. 1810  R. Cromek Remains 227:
Hynte me in thy arm, for I am weary!
Ags. 1823  Scots Mag. (July) 30:
Whene'er this queer and comic lass But hinted up her keeking glass, They throng'd in bouracks at her ca'.

[O.Sc. hint, from 1375, hent, from 1550, to seize, grasp; O.E. henten, id.]

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