What does anenst or anent mean?
The definition of anenst and anent
A*nenst”, A*nent”, prep.
Etym: [OE. anent, anentis, anence, anens, anents, AS. onefen, onemn; an, on, on + efen even, equal; hence meaning, on an equality with, even with, beside. See Even, a.] [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

1 Over against; as, he lives anent the church.
2 About; concerning; in respect; as, he said nothing anent this particular.