- The definition of anent is about.
An example of anent is letting someone know which topic you're referencing in a letter; talking anent is talking about.
Origin of anentMiddle English anent (with unhistoric -t) ; from Old English onemn, on efen, literally , on even (with), level (with)
Origin of anentMiddle English, from Old English onefn, near : on, on; see on + efn, even.
- (archaic) Concerning, with regard to, about, in respect to, as to, insofar as, inasmuch as
From Middle English anent (“insofar as, inasmuch as, in comparison with, with respect to, as regards, concerning, in the opinion or judgment of; next to, close to, up to, near, adjoining, across from, over against, facing”), anen, from Old English on emn, on efen (“level with, beside”, literally “on even”); compare Dutch neven, German neben.