Origin of -ent
Examples from the Web for ent
Historical Examples of ent
"Honest, Master Bost, Aye ent mean to stop," he said imploringly.At Good Old Siwash
Now if you wil-lin', an' ent too lazy an' sassy, we 'll git 'long somehow.
She ent a bad girl—I been watch her close, 'count of the chil'ren; she ent bad.
We got to rememba she ent like you an' me, po' thing; she's one Injun, her.
I have still the genius, the ent'usiasm, but I have not the training.The Man Upstairs
P. G. Wodehouse
suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -ent
word-forming element making adjectives from nouns or verbs, from French -ent and directly from Latin -entem, present participle ending of verbs in -ere/-ire. Old French changed many to -ant but after c.1500 some of these in English were changed back to what was supposed to be correct Latin.