Animals, D names, Horses/Stallions, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Word names

Destry

Destry is an English male given name, the English form of Destrier meaning “warhorse”, referring to the horse of a medieval knight. It comes from Anglo-Norman destrer, destrier meaning “warhorse” via Vulgar Latin *dextrarius (led by the right hand) from Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”. The meaning comes from being led on the right side by a knight’s squire.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Destrey (English)
  • Destrie (English)
  • Destrier (Anglo-Norman)

 

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