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 zanātī belonging to the Zanata from Zanāta name of a confederation of Berber tribes famous for their horsemanship