domus equestris

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From domus (house) + equestris, the feminine of equester (of a horseman). The name derives from the fact that these nicer apartments had windows or balconies facing both the street and an interior courtyard, and so straddled the building as a rider does a horse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdo.mus eˈkʷes.tris/, [ˈdɔ.mʊs ɛˈkᶣɛs.trɪs]

Noun[edit]

domus equestris f (genitive domūs equestris); fourth declension

  1. an apartment with windows facing both the street and an interior courtyard.

Inflection[edit]

See the declensions of domus, equester.

Related terms[edit]