Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity, one of the knights, an order of Roman citizens. See equites.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of fishes of the percoid series and family Sciænidæ, represented by species found in the Caribbean sea and along the Atlantic coasts of tropical America, typical of the subfamily Equitinæ.

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  • noun historical A member of the equestrian order (Latin: ordo equester), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians.

Etymologies

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Latin

Examples

  • An "eques" or knight in Cicero's time became so, or might become so, by being in possession of a certain income.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

  • A Latin inscription reveals the cavalryman to be Insus Vodullus, an 'eques' or mounted trooper of the auxiliary cavalry unit ala Augusta.

    Bread and Circuses

  • A Latin inscription reveals the cavalryman to be Insus Vodullus, an 'eques' or mounted trooper of the auxiliary cavalry unit ala Augusta.

    Bread and Circuses

  • A Latin inscription reveals the cavalryman to be Insus Vodullus, an 'eques' or mounted trooper of the auxiliary cavalry unit ala Augusta.

    Bread and Circuses

  • A Latin inscription reveals the cavalryman to be Insus Vodullus, an 'eques' or mounted trooper of the auxiliary cavalry unit ala Augusta.

    Bread and Circuses

  • A Latin inscription reveals the cavalryman to be Insus Vodullus, an 'eques' or mounted trooper of the auxiliary cavalry unit ala Augusta.

    Bread and Circuses

  • Phycodurus eques — Leafy sea dragon, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California

    The Panda's Thumb: Timothy Sandefur Archives

  • Hortulanus non ita exercetur visendis hortis, eques equis, armis, nauta navibus, &c. 5004.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Peison himself was the first one of the family to become a Roman knight (eques) and he also became the first agonothetès (leader) for life of the Klarian games, which were connected with the Imperial cult since Vespasian's time.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Hadrianic Nymphaeum Report 4

  • In B.C. 45 Laberius, although an _eques_, was, as a punishment for his political opinions, compelled by Caesar to perform in one of his own mimes, and was beaten by Publilius Syrus.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

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  • Plural equites.

    April 17, 2009