Definition of equester
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LNS
equester, equestris, equestre
eques
adjective (3rd 3-termination)
  1. belonging to a horseman, equestrian
  2. Of or belonging to cavalry
  3. Belonging to the order of knights, equestrian
  4. the seats of the knights in the theatre
Abbreviations
equester, tris, tre (m. equestris, Liv. 27, 1, 11; Verg. A. 5, 667 al.; v. Zumpt, Gram. § 100, A. 1.; like acris, celebris, celeris, etc.), adj. eques, belonging to a horseman, equestrian. In gen. (very rare): equestres statuae inauratae, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 61; id. Phil. 6, 5; 9, 6; Suet. Tit. 2: equi, riding - horses, Vulg. 3 Reg. 4, 26.

—Far more freq., In partic. Of or belonging to cavalry: proelium, Caes. B. G. 1, 18 fin.; 1, 48, 4; 2, 8, 2 et saep. (cf.: equestris pugna, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 55): tumultus, Liv. 27, 1, 11: terror, id. 27, 42: procella, id. 10, 5: copiae (opp. pedestres), Cic. Fin. 2, 34, 112: arma, Liv. 35, 23; cf. scuta, id. 43, 6: militia, Suet. Claud. 25 et saep. So as an epithet of Fortuna, Liv. 40, 40.

— Belonging to the order of knights, equestrian: ordo, Cic. Planc. 35, 87; Suet. Aug. 100 et saep.; cf.: equestri loco natus, ortus, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 6; id. Agr. 1, 9 fin.: equestri genere natus, Vell. 2, 88: census, Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 2, § 6; Liv. 5, 7; Suet. Caes. 33; Hor. A. P. 383: anulus (i. e. aureus, a privilege of the equestrian order), Hor. S. 2, 7, 53; cf. Plin. 33, 1, 8, § 32: statuae, id. 34, 5, 10, § 19 sq.: dignitas, Nep. Att. 1; Suet. Claud. 24: familia, id. Caes. 1 et saep.

— Subst. equester = eques, Tac. A. 12, 60; 13, 10 fin.

—Plur.: apud equestres, id. ib. 12, 60.

— equestria, ium, n. (sc. loca), the seats of the knights in the theatre, Petr. 126, 10; Sen. Ben. 7, 12; Suet. Calig. 26.
 
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