destrier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman destrer, Old French destrier, from a Vulgar Latin derivative of Latin dextera, literally “(animal) led by the right hand”, from dexter (right).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛstɹɪə/, /ˈdɛstɹiːeɪ/

Noun[edit]

destrier (plural destriers)

  1. A large warhorse, especially of a medieval knight.
    • 1819, I am resolved to share or avert the danger; which, that I may the better do, I would crave of thee the use of some palfrey whose pace may be softer than that of my destrier.” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
    • 1855, Dark and the Desert and Destriers me ken, And the Glaive and the Joust, and Paper and Pen. - Al-Mutanabbi tr. by Richard Burton

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

destrier m (plural destriers)

  1. destrier

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