Palfrey

Palfrey
French term for a small horse such as was often used by women; definitely not a war horse. [< Lat. palfredus] -

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  • Palfrey — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Deborah Jeane Palfrey (1956–2008), US amerikanische Bordellbetreiberin Lisa Palfrey, walisische Schauspielerin Sarah Palfrey Cooke (1912–1996), US amerikanische Tennisspielerin Siehe auch: Pelfrey …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Palfrey — Pal frey, n. [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.] [1913 Webster] 1. A saddle horse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palfrey — (n.) mid 12c., saddle horse for ordinary riding (opposed to a war horse), small horse for ladies, from O.Fr. palefrei (11c.), from M.L. palafredus, altered by dissimilation from L.L. paraveredus post horse for outlying districts (6c.), originally …   Etymology dictionary

  • palfrey — [pôl′frē] n. pl. palfreys [ME < OFr palefrei < ML palafredus, for LL paraveredus, extra post horse < Gr para, beside + L veredus, post horse < Gaul * voredos (akin to Welsh gorwydd, horse) < * vo , down, away (< IE * wo <… …   English World dictionary

  • Palfrey — A Palfrey is a type of horse 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 (of any type), Pferd . Both descend from Latin paraveredus , meaning a post horse or… …   Wikipedia

  • Palfrey — This name, with variant spellings Palfery, Parfrey, and Parffrey, derives from the medieval English palfrey , (Old French Palefrei ), from the Late Latin paraveredus , a compound of the Greek para , meaning beside , plus the Gallic vered , a… …   Surnames reference

  • palfrey — [12] Etymologically, a palfrey is an ‘extra horse’. The word comes via Old French palefrei from medieval Latin palefrēdus, an alteration of an earlier paraverēdus (source of German pferd ‘horse’). This was a compound formed from Greek pará… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • palfrey — [12] Etymologically, a palfrey is an ‘extra horse’. The word comes via Old French palefrei from medieval Latin palefrēdus, an alteration of an earlier paraverēdus (source of German pferd ‘horse’). This was a compound formed from Greek pará… …   Word origins

  • Palfrey, West Midlands — Palfrey is a neighbourhood in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, in the West Midlands.The word Palfrey, refers to a small simple horse, once used particularly for women. The neighbourhood name of Palfrey was probably created due to a large… …   Wikipedia

  • Palfrey Island (Queensland) — Palfrey Island is part of the Lizard Island Group and is South of Lizard Island situated 270 km north of Cairns, Queensland. There is a light house structure situated on this island.Lizard Island is a high granite island about 7 square kilometres …   Wikipedia

  • Palfrey (disambiguation) — The term Palfrey can refer to:*Palfrey, a light riding horse common in the Middle Ages *Palfrey, West Midlands, a locality in the town of Walsall *Deborah Jeane Palfrey (1956 2008), the owner of Pamela Martin and Associates *John Palfrey, the… …   Wikipedia

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