Origin of jennetMiddle English genett ; from Middle French genette ; from Spanish jinete, horseman, mounted soldier ; from Arabic Zen?ta, a tribe of Barbary
- A female donkey.
- A small Spanish saddle horse. Also called genet.
Origin of jennetMiddle English genet, from Old French, from Old Catalan genet or Old Spanish ginete, mounted soldier armed with a lance, horseman, both Old Catalan and Old Spanish from Arabic zanat&imacron;, belonging to the Zanata, from Zanata, name of a confederation of Berber tribes famous for their horsemanship.