Examples from the Web for anent
This act was supplemented by that of 1579, Anent the Jurisdiction of the Kirk.
Anent these names of Stretton hangs a tale that runs somewhat as follows.Nooks and Corners of Shropshire|H. Thornhill Timmins
He was a hard-workin' man, was Throp, but I reckon all his wark were nobbut laikin' anent what his wife could do.Tales of the Ridings|F. W. Moorman
But, rich or poor, he is coming to dinner, and I be to see McNab anent the eatables.
I will be down at seven, and meanwhile you may speak to Christina anent her duty.
British Dictionary definitions for anent
Word Origin for anent
Word Origin and History for anent
"concerning, about," early 13c., onont "on level with," also "in the company of, fronting against," from Old English on efn "near to, close by," originally "on even (ground) with;" the parasitic -t added 12c. A northern form (in Midlands, anenst, with adverbial genitive), affected by English writers in Scottish sense of "in respect or reference to." Cf. German neben "near to, by the side of," short for in eben, from Old High German ebani "equality."