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pend

[ pend ]
/ pɛnd /
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verb (used without object)
to remain undecided or unsettled.
to hang.
Obsolete. to depend.
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Origin of pend

1490–1500; ≪ Latin pendēre to be suspended, hang, depend
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British Dictionary definitions for pend

pend
/ (pɛnd) /

verb (intr)
to await judgment or settlement
dialect to hang; depend
noun
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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