The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hent \Hent\ (h[e^]nt), v. t. [imp. Hente; p. p. Hent.] [OE.
hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue, take,
seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan (in compos.), and E.
To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get. [Obs.] --Piers
This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast. --Chaucer.
But all that he might of his friendes hente
On bookes and on learning he it spente. --Chaucer.