Jennet meaning

jĕnĭt
A female donkey.
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A small Spanish saddle horse.
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A female donkey.
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A female ass or donkey; a jenny.
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A small Spanish horse.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of jennet - ginnet

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jennet
Plural:
jennets

Origin of jennet

  • Middle 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French genet, from Middle French genest (“small Spanish horse”), from Old Spanish (cavallo) ginete (“small fast horse", also "light horseman”) (Spanish jinete), from Hispano-Arab zanáti, the Zenati or Zenata Berbers, known as excellent horse breeders.

    From Wiktionary