follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

Rosinante

[roz-uh-nan-tee, roh-zuh-nahn-tee] /ˌrɒz əˈnæn ti, ˌroʊ zəˈnɑn ti/
noun
1.
the old, worn horse of Don Quixote.
2.
(lowercase) an old, decrepit horse.
Spanish Rocinante.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for rosin antes

Rosinante

/ˌrɒzɪˈnæntɪ/
noun
1.
a worn-out emaciated old horse
Word Origin
C18: from Spanish, the name of Don Quixote's horse, from rocin old horse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for rosin antes

Rosinante

n.

Don Quixote's horse, from Spanish Rocinante, from rocin "worn-out horse" + antes "before," "so called in allusion to the circumstance that Don Quixote's charger was formerly a wretched hack" [Klein]. Rocin is cognate with Old French rancin "draft horse, hack," but the word is of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Rosinante

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rosin

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for rosin antes