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from Latin prehendĕre to grasp, seize, catch, for earlier præhendĕre (Plaut.),
from præ, pre- + *andĕre, cognate with Greek χανδάνειν to take in, hold. Sometimes perhaps aphetic from apprehend
From: A Select Collection of Old Plays in Twelve Volumes.
Robert Dodsley, Vol. XI. 1827
The Mayor of Quinborough