Thursday, November 17, 2011


Rent \rent\ , noun;
1. Payment for use of property

This word dates to the mid-12th century from Old French rente, which derives from Vulgar Latin *rendita, the proper feminine past participle of rendere ("to render").

There is another definition of rent, "torn place," which dates to the 1530's from the noun use of Middle English renten ("to tear, rend"), which is a variant of renden. Renden is the forebear of rend and comes from West Germanic *randijanan, which is related to rind. Rend or variations thereof are not found in other Germanic languages.

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