žestikulēt

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via other European languages (probably French gesticuler), ultimately a borrowing from Latin gesticulari (to gesticulate), from gesticulus (mimic gesture), the diminutive of gestus (gesture), a noun related to the verb gerō (to bear, to carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

žestikulēt intr., 2nd conj., pres. žestikulēju, žestikulē, žestikulē, past žestikulēju

  1. to gesticulate (to use gestures, usually to convey some meaning)
    Maksis žestikulēja kā provinciāls aktieris, vēcinādams garās rokas — Maksis gesticulated like a provincial actor, flapping (his) long arms
    dažreiz Vētra aiz dusmām vispār nespēj nekā izteikt un kādu brītiņu tikai žestikulē un plāta muti — sometimes, out of anger, Vētra cannot say anything and for a second only gesticulates and gapes
    pats runīgākais no vedējiem, žestikulēdams ar pātagas kātu, stāstīja ciemata vēsturi — the most talkative of the coachmen, gesticulating with the handle of (his) whip, told the story of the village

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