equerry[ek′wər ē, ē kwer′ē]
- Historical an officer in charge of the horses of a royal or noble household
- an officer who is a personal attendant on some member of a royal family
Origin of equerryaltered (after Classical Latin equus, horse) ; from French écurie ; from Old French escuerie, status of a squire: see esquire
- A personal attendant to the British royal household.
- An officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household.
Origin of equerryFrench écurie, stable, from Old French escurie, from escuier, squire; see squire.
From an alteration of earlier esquiry (through the influence of the unrelated Latin equus), from Middle French escuirie, escuerie, derivative of escuyer (“squire”), or alternatively from Medieval Latin scuria (“stable”), from Old High German scura (“barn”). Compare esquire.