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Definition of "equus" [e•quus]

  • A genus of mammals, including the horse, ass, etc. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "equus" in a sentence
  • "[441] A _double entendre_ -- with allusion to the posture in sexual intercourse known among the Greeks as [Greek: hippos], in Latin 'equus,' the horse, where the woman mounts the man in reversal of the ordinary position."
  • "DORA: I remember I told him how that came from equus, the Latin word for horse."
  • "Michael too, is terminal, so to speak, and his speech also constitutes yet another Von Trier equus reference, given Gehrig's nickname, "The Iron Horse" – or more literally and ultimately perhaps symbolically: he is a damn Yankee with cancer; her"