noun Etymology: Middle English genett, from Anglo-French genet, from Catalan, Zenete (member of a Berber people), horse Date: 15th century 1. a small Spanish horse 2. a. a female donkey b. hinny

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  • Jennet — Jen net (j[e^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. genet, Sp. jinete, orig., a mounted soldier, Ar. zen[=a]ta a tribe of Barbary celebrated for its cavalry.] A small Spanish horse; a genet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jennet — f English: variant spelling of JEANNETTE (SEE Jeannette), or a revival of a medieval diminutive form of the female name JEAN (SEE Jean) …   First names dictionary

  • Jennet — Nom surtout présent dans la Manche. Certainement l un des multiples diminutifs du nom de baptême Jean. On peut éventuellement penser au genêt, mais c est moins probable. Variante : Jenet (59) …   Noms de famille

  • jennet — (n.) small Spanish horse, mid 15c., from Fr. genet, from Sp. jinete a light horseman, perhaps from Arabic Zenata, name of a Barbary tribe [Klein]. Sense transferred in English and French from the rider to the horse …   Etymology dictionary

  • jennet — [jen′et΄, jen′it] n. [ME genett < MFr genette < Sp jinete, horseman, mounted soldier < Ar Zenāta, a tribe of Barbary] a female donkey …   English World dictionary

  • Jennet — A Jennet or Spanish Jennet was a small Spanish horse. [ Bennett, Deb. The Spanish Mustang: The Origin and Relationships of the Mustang, Barb, and Arabian Horse ] ] It was noted for a smooth naturally… …   Wikipedia

  • jennet — /jen it/, n. 1. a female donkey. 2. a small Spanish horse. Also, genet. [1425 75; late ME < MF genet < Catalan, var. of ginet horse of the Zenete kind < SpAr zineti, dial. var. of ZANATI pertaining to the Zenete tribe (of Berbers), after Zanatah… …   Universalium

  • jennet — noun a small Spanish horse …   Wiktionary

  • jennet — small Spanish horse Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • jennet — n. type of small Spanish horse; female donkey …   English contemporary dictionary

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