palfrey
[ pawl-free ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from Old French palefrei, from medieval Latin palefredus, alteration of late Latin paraveredus, from Greek para ‘beside, extra’ + Latin veredus ‘light horse’
Synonyms
  • horse
Antonyms
  • wild horse
Definition
a docile horse used for ordinary riding, especially by women
Example
The young woman was particularly fond of her palfrey.
Usage Over Time

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