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[ee-kwahyn, ek-wahyn] /ˈi kwaɪn, ˈɛk waɪn/

of, relating to, or resembling a horse:
a bold, equine face.
a horse.
of, relating to, or resembling a horse
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Equidae, which comprises horses, zebras, and asses

1765, from Latin equinus, from equus “horse,” from PIE root *ekwo- “horse” (cf. Greek hippos, Old Irish ech, Old English eoh, Gothic aihwa-, Sanskrit açva-, Avestan aspa-, Old Church Slavonic ehu-, all meaning “horse”).

equine e·quine (ē’kwīn’, ěk’wīn’)

(ē’kwīn’, ěk’wīn’)
Characteristic of or resembling horses or related animals, such as donkeys.


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