Complete Definition of "anent"

English

Etymology
Old English on#Old English|on efn literally ‘on even’. Cognate with German neben.

Pronunciation
IPA: /ə'nɛnt/

Preposition
anent

  1. obsolete against, in front of
  2. archaic concerning, with regard to

#:*1922: Mr Bloom and Stephen entered the cabman’s shelter, an unpretentious wooden structure, where, prior to then, he had rarely, if ever, been before; the former having previously whispered to the latter a few hints anent the keeper of it. (Joyce, Ulysses)

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