Definitions for palfreyˈpɔl fri

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word palfrey

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palfrey(noun)

    especially a light saddle horse for a woman

Wiktionary

  1. palfrey(Noun)

    a small horse for women to ride

  2. Origin: from palefrei, from palefroi, from paraveredus, compound of παρά, from πάριππος and *verēdos 'charger' (compare Welsh gorwydd).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palfrey(noun)

    a saddle horse for the road, or for state occasions, as distinguished from a war horse

  2. Palfrey(noun)

    a small saddle horse for ladies

  3. Origin: [OE. palefrai, OF. palefrei, F. palefroi, LL. palafredus, parafredus, from L. paraveredus a horse for extraordinary occasions, an extra post horse; Gr. para` along, beside + L. veredus a post horse.]

Freebase

  1. Palfrey

    A palfrey is a type of horse that was highly valued as a riding horse in the Middle Ages. It is not a breed. The word "palfrey" is cognate with the German word for horse, "Pferd". Both descend from Latin "paraveredus", meaning a post horse or courier horse. The German term for a palfrey, meanwhile, is Zelter, which literally means "ambler" and is cognate with the Icelandic tölt.

Translation

Find a translation for the palfrey definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these palfrey definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"palfrey." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 Sep. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/palfrey>.

Are we missing a good definition for palfrey? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for palfrey:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.