eques

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

eques (plural equites)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) A member of the equestrian order (Latin: ordo equester), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From equus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eques m (genitive equitis); third declension

  1. A horseman, rider
  2. A knight
  3. (Later Latin, chess) knight

Related terms[edit]

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative eques equitēs
genitive equitis equitum
dative equitī equitibus
accusative equitem equitēs
ablative equite equitibus
vocative eques equitēs