Anent meaning

ə-nĕnt
Regarding; concerning.
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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.

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(now rare) Concerning; as regards; about.
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(archaic) Concerning, with regard to, about, in respect to, as to, insofar as, inasmuch as.
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Origin of anent

  • Middle English from Old English onefn near on on on efn even

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary