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Yes. The word gent is a Scrabble US word. The word gent is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'gent'

GENT 5 

3 letters words from 'gent'

ENG 4GEN 4
GET 4NEG 4
NET 3TEG 4
TEN 3 

2 letters words from 'gent'

EN 2ET 2
NE 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of gent

gent egnt gnet nget engt negt getn egtn gten tgen etgn tegn gnte ngte gtne tgne ntge tnge entg netg etng teng nteg tneg

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gent. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gent.

Definitions and meaning of gent

gent

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dʒɛnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology 1

Short for gentleman.

Noun

gent (plural gents)

  1. (colloquial) A gentleman.
Related terms
  • genteel
  • gentile
  • gentle

Etymology 2

From Middle English gent, from Old French gent, ultimately from Latin genitum (born).

Adjective

gent (comparative more gent, superlative most gent)

  1. (obsolete) Noble; well-bred, courteous; graceful.
    • A knyght [who] was fair and gent.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ix:
      He lou'd, as was his lot, a Ladie gent, / That him againe lou'd in the least degree [...].
  2. (obsolete) neat; pretty; elegant
    • Her body gent and small.

Etymology 3

Noun

gent (uncountable)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Short for gentamicin.

Anagrams

  • Teng

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin gentem, accusative of gēns, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénh₁tis.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈʒent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈʒen/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒent/
  • Rhymes: -ent

Noun

gent f (uncountable)

  1. people, folk

Derived terms

  • gentada
  • gentalla
  • genteta

Further reading

  • “gent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “gent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “gent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “gent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Old French gent, from Latin gens, gentem. Cf. gens.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃/

Noun

gent f (plural gents or gens)

  1. (obsolete) people, nation
  2. (obsolete) tribe
  3. company, those who are in accompaniment

Adjective

gent (feminine singular gente, masculine plural gents, feminine plural gentes)

  1. (obsolete or humorous) nice, pleasant, or noble, speaking of a person or thing

Further reading

  • “gent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From earlier Ganda; if from Celtic, possibly from Proto-Celtic *kom-dati (confluence), from Proto-Indo-European *kom-dʰh₁-ti- (confluence), equivalent to *ḱóm + *dʰeh₁- (similar to the town Condivincum); or related to the Celtic goddess Gontia. The name could otherwise be of non-Indo-European origin.

Noun

gent ?

  1. Ghent (a city in modern Belgium)

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Dutch: Gent

References

Further reading

  • “ghent”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Old French

Pronunciation

  • (early) IPA(key): /ˈdʒent/
  • (by 13th century) IPA(key): /ˈdʒant/
  • (Late Old French) IPA(key): /ˈʒant/
  • Rhymes: -ant

Etymology 1

From Latin gentem, accusative singular of gēns. The nominative singular descends from a regularized form: oblique stem gent- and 3rd declension nominative -is.

Noun

gent f (oblique plural genz or gentz, nominative singular gent, nominative plural genz or gentz)

  1. people, population
    la Franceise gent - the French people
Descendants
  • French: gens
  • Norman: gens
  • Walloon: djin

Etymology 2

From Latin genitus (begotten), perfect passive participle of gignō.

Adjective

gent m (oblique and nominative feminine singular gente)

  1. fair, beautiful, handsome
  2. brave and beautiful
  3. polite
    Synonym: gentil
Usage notes

The Dictionnaire Étymologique de l'Ancien Français points out the difficulty of translating this word into modern languages. The adjective describes an ideal person in a given context: brave warriors in chansons de geste, loyal good men in tales of courtly love, polite people in all occasions, who are always handsome or beautiful. It also notes the meaning 'well-born, aristocratic', mentioned in some dictionaries of Old French, is extremely rarely attested.

Declension
Related terms
  • gençor (comparative), also spelled gensor

Swedish

Adjective

gent

  1. absolute indefinite neuter singular of gen.

Yola

Noun

gent

  1. Alternative form of geint

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (short for) gentleman.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)