equestrian

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English[edit]

An equestrian sculpture of Brazilian military hero David Canabarro (1796–1867)

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin equester (of or pertaining to equestrians/cavalry) + -ianus (-ian, related to, adjective marker), from equus (horse).

Adjective[edit]

equestrian (comparative more equestrian, superlative most equestrian)

  1. Of horseback riding or horseback riders.
    They were an equestrian people.
    After his death an equestrian statue was erected.
    • 1973, Alfred W. Crosby, The Columbian Exchange, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, →ISBN, page 82:
      The society of colonial Spanish-America was one of the most equestrian in all history, and, to a very great extent, its existence depended on the adaptability of the Old World horse to New World conditions.
  2. (historical) Of or relating to the ancient Roman class of equites.

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Noun[edit]

equestrian (plural equestrians)

  1. One who rides a horse.
    Synonyms: horseman, horserider
  2. (historical) Synonym of eques

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