Origin of pesadeFr, altered (prob. influenced, influence by peser, to weigh) from posade from Italian posata, a halt from posare, to halt from Classical Latin pausare from pausa, pause
Origin of pesadeFrench alteration ( influenced by peser to weigh ) of obsolete posade from Old Italian posata a pause from posare to pause from Late Latin pausāre ; see pose 1.
- The motion of a horse when it raises its forequarters and keeps its hind feet on the ground without advancing; rearing.
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