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verb (used without object)
  1. to remain undecided or unsettled.
  2. to hang.
  3. Obsolete. to depend.
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Origin of pend

1490–1500;Latin pendēre to be suspended, hang, depend
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verb (intr)
  1. to await judgment or settlement
  2. dialect to hang; depend
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  1. Scot an archway or vaulted passage
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Word Origin

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



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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