- ['dʒɛnɪt]noun a kind of small Spanish horse.OriginME: via Fr. from Sp. jinete 'light horseman', from Sp. Arab. Zenāta, a Berber people famous for horsemanship.
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Jennet — Jen net (j[e^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. genet, Sp. jinete, orig., a mounted soldier, Ar. zen[=a]ta a tribe of Barbary celebrated for its cavalry.] A small Spanish horse; a genet. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Jennet — f English: variant spelling of JEANNETTE (SEE Jeannette), or a revival of a medieval diminutive form of the female name JEAN (SEE Jean) … First names dictionary
Jennet — Nom surtout présent dans la Manche. Certainement l un des multiples diminutifs du nom de baptême Jean. On peut éventuellement penser au genêt, mais c est moins probable. Variante : Jenet (59) … Noms de famille
jennet — (n.) small Spanish horse, mid 15c., from Fr. genet, from Sp. jinete a light horseman, perhaps from Arabic Zenata, name of a Barbary tribe [Klein]. Sense transferred in English and French from the rider to the horse … Etymology dictionary
jennet — [jen′et΄, jen′it] n. [ME genett < MFr genette < Sp jinete, horseman, mounted soldier < Ar Zenāta, a tribe of Barbary] a female donkey … English World dictionary
Jennet — A Jennet or Spanish Jennet was a small Spanish horse. [http://www.frankhopkins.com/mustangsA.html Bennett, Deb. The Spanish Mustang: The Origin and Relationships of the Mustang, Barb, and Arabian Horse ] ] It was noted for a smooth naturally… … Wikipedia
jennet — noun Etymology: Middle English genett, from Anglo French genet, from Catalan, Zenete (member of a Berber people), horse Date: 15th century 1. a small Spanish horse 2. a. a female donkey b. hinny … New Collegiate Dictionary
jennet — /jen it/, n. 1. a female donkey. 2. a small Spanish horse. Also, genet. [1425 75; late ME < MF genet < Catalan, var. of ginet horse of the Zenete kind < SpAr zineti, dial. var. of ZANATI pertaining to the Zenete tribe (of Berbers), after Zanatah… … Universalium
jennet — noun a small Spanish horse … Wiktionary
jennet — small Spanish horse Unusual Animals … Phrontistery dictionary
jennet — n. type of small Spanish horse; female donkey … English contemporary dictionary