Meaning & History
A mountain in Yorkshire, Northern England. In the Cumbric Language, the element pen, exactly as in Welsh, meant 'head, top, summit', and y, also as in Welsh, meant the definite article 'the'. However, ghent is much more obscure. It is most likely to be a derivative of Old British cantus, 'border' (c.f Kent) and a cognate of the Welsh word cant, 'periphery'.