hent sb.: in Ham. III. iii. 88*
“Up, sword, and know thou a more
horrid hent” it is doubtful whether we have
the sense of ‘clutch, grasp’ or of ‘intention, design’, or whether “hent” is for HINT in its S.
A Shakespeare Glossary. C. T. Onions. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1911.
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