/pent/, v.
1. a pt. and pp. of pen2.
2. shut in; confined.
[ptp. of late ME pend (now obs.), var. of PEN2 (v.); cf. SPEND]
/pent/, n.
penthouse (def. 4).
[by shortening]

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