Word of the Day – Palfrey

By July 12, 2019Word of the Day

Palfrey (noun) (archaic)

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A docile horse used for ordinary riding, especially by women.

Middle English from Old French palefrei, from medieval Latin palefredus, alteration of late Latin paraveredus, from Greek para ‘beside, extra’ + Latin veredus ‘light horse’.

Example sentences

“They rode past, ladies on palfreys, men on chargers.”

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