pend

[pend]
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Origin of pend

1490–1500;Latin pendēre to be suspended, hang, depend
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Related Words for pend

await, hang

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British Dictionary definitions for pend

pend

verb (intr)
  1. to await judgment or settlement
  2. dialect to hang; depend
noun
  1. Scot an archway or vaulted passage

Word Origin for pend

C15: from Latin pendēre to hang; related to Latin pendere to suspend
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Word Origin and History for pend
v.

c.1500, "to depend, to hang," from French pendre, from Late Latin pendere "to hang" (see pendant). In some cases short for depend.

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