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 pausare; see pose1.
- 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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