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attent

[uh-tent]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. attentive; intent.

Origin of attent

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin attentus attentive (past participle of attendere), equivalent to atten(d)- (see attend) + -tus past participle suffix
Related formsat·tent·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for attently

attent

adj.

late 15c., "attentive," from Latin attentus, past participle of attendere (see attend). As a noun, "intention, aim" (early 13c.), from Old French atente "act of attending," from fem. of Latin attentus.

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