What is the plural form of the knight

Knight, the

Knight m. Status for the members of the nobility who were obliged to serve in the war and be loyal to the feudal lord in medieval feudal society, mhd.ritter, riter, actually 'rider, warrior on horseback' (around 1170), loan (with hd.-tt- from - dd-) from equiv. mnl.riddere, ridder, riddare (see nl.ridder), an education (next to mnl.rīder ‘Reiter’) to mnl.rīden (see ↗reiting). Probably in the Flemish. The expression created in the linguistic area initially translates as afrz.cheval (i) er 'rider, knight', then becomes a denomination of status and spreads in the 12th century, when the Flemish knighthood is in high regard (see mnd.ridder, ritter, anord .riddari, afries.ridder). knightly adj. ‘concerning the knight, according to him, protective-helpful, courteous’, mhd.Ritial, knightly ‘befitting a knight, stately, glorious’. Knighthood n. Knighthood as a historical, social, cultural phenomenon (early 19th century). Rittergut n. Formerly an estate assigned to a nobleman with compulsory military service and special privileges (around 1500), then (especially in the East Elbe region) ‘aristocratic large estate’ as a comprehensive agricultural operation (19th century); see early knights' loan (15th century), mlat.feudum militare (14th century), also mhd.erbeguot, herrenguot, lēhenguot. Accolade with ‘symbolic blow with the sword as a sign of acceptance into the knighthood’, late mhd.ritterslac. Delphinium with buttercups with long-spurred flowers growing in panicles (15th century); See mhd.ritterspor, delphinium (14th century) for plants similar to today's delphinium.