- of, relating to, or resembling a horse: a bold, equine face.
- a horse.
Origin of equine
1770–80; < Latin equīnus, equivalent to equ(us) horse + -īnus -ine1
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- of, relating to, or resembling a horse
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Equidae, which comprises horses, zebras, and asses
C18: from Latin equīnus, from equus horse
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Word Origin and History for equinity
1765, from Latin equinus, from equus "horse," from PIE root *ekwo- "horse" (cf. Greek hippos, Old Irish ech, Old English eoh, Gothic aihwa-, Sanskrit açva-, Avestan aspa-, Old Church Slavonic ehu-, all meaning "horse").
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- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
- Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.
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- Characteristic of or resembling horses or related animals, such as donkeys.
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