equerry

[ek-wuh-ree, ih-kwer-ee]
noun, plural equerries.
1.
an officer of a royal or similar household, charged with the care of the horses.
2.
an officer of the British royal household who attends the sovereign or other member of the royal family.

Origin:
1520–30; alteration (influenced by Latin equus horse) of earlier esquiry, escuirie < Middle French escuirie stable, squires collectively, derivative of escuyer squire; see -y3

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equerry (ˈɛkwərɪ, (at the British court) ɪˈkwɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  an officer attendant upon the British sovereign
2.  (formerly) an officer in a royal household responsible for the horses
 
[C16: alteration (through influence of Latin equus horse) of earlier escuirie, from Old French: stable, group of squires, from escuyersquire]

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equerry
1591, short for groom of the equirrie, from esquiry "stables," from M.Fr. escuerie, perhaps from M.L. scuria "stable," from O.H.G. scura "barn;" or from O.Fr. escuier "groom," from V.L. scutarius "shield-bearer." In either case, spelling infl. by L. equus "horse," to which it is not related.
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When his equerry came to ask which horse he would have reserved for his own.
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