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Etymology 1[edit]

From equitō (ride)


equitātus m (genitive equitātūs); fourth declension

  1. cavalry
  2. an instance of riding
  3. (rare) the order of equestrians

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative equitātus equitātūs
genitive equitātūs equitātuum
dative equitātuī equitātibus
accusative equitātum equitātūs
ablative equitātū equitātibus
vocative equitātus equitātūs
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Etymology 2[edit]

From equiō (be in heat)


equitatus m (genitive equitatūs); fourth declension

  1. (of mares) a being in heat

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative equitatus equitatūs
genitive equitatūs equitatuum
dative equitatuī equitatibus
accusative equitatum equitatūs
ablative equitatū equitatibus
vocative equitatus equitatūs


  • equitatus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • equitatus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “equitatus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • equitatus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have the advantage in cavalry: equitatu superiorem esse
    • the cavalry covers the retreat: equitatus tutum receptum dat