Alternative formsEdit


All the senses come from jinete except the sense referring to the genet, which is of uncertain origin but may also be from or cognate to jinete.


jineta f (plural jinetas)

  1. genet (in genus Genetta)
  2. a style of riding of a horse that requires one to bend one's legs while vertical from the knees up
  3. a short sword once carried by an infantry captain
  4. a silk epaulette worn by sergeants
  5. a historical tax imposed on livestock
  6. (dialectal) a woman who rides a horse


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