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Equestriennes

May 4, 2013
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E'questri'enne adj. — 1650s, formed in English from Latin equester (genitive equestris) «of a horseman», from eques «horseman, knight», from equus «horse» (see equine). As a noun, «one who rides on horseback», from 1791. The pseudo-French fem. equestrienne is attested from 1848.