pentit

adjective

pent·​it
ˈpentə̇t
1
chiefly Scottish : pent, confined
2
chiefly Scottish : comfortable, snug

Word History

Etymology

probably alteration (influenced by pent entry 1) of obsolete English pended, past participle of pend to pen, confine, from Middle English penden

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“Pentit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentit. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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