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Definition of "eques" [eques]

  • A member of the equestrian order (Latin: ordo equester), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "eques" in a sentence
  • "An "eques" or knight in Cicero's time became so, or might become so, by being in possession of a certain income."
  • "A Latin inscription reveals the cavalryman to be Insus Vodullus, an 'eques' or mounted trooper of the auxiliary cavalry unit ala Augusta."
  • "Phycodurus eques — Leafy sea dragon, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California"