gest

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French geste.

Noun[edit]

gest (plural gests)

  1. (obsolete) A gesture or action.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ix:
      They did obeysaunce, as beseemed right, / And then againe returned to their restes: / The Porter eke to her did lout with humble gestes.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.36:
      more Kings and Princes have written his gestes and actions, than any other historians, of what quality soever, have registred the gests, or collected the actions of any other King or Prince that ever was [].
  2. (archaic) A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  3. (archaic) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mede to this entry?)
  4. (archaic) bearing; deportment
    • Spenser
      through his heroic grace and honorable gest

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare gist a resting place.

Noun[edit]

gest (plural gests)

  1. (obsolete) A stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Kersey to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) A roll reciting the several stages arranged for a royal progress.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hanmer to this entry?)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (West) Proto-Germanic *gaistaz. Cognate with Old English gāst, Old Frisian gāst, jēst, Dutch geest, Old High German geist (German Geist). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeysd-, *ǵʰisd- (anger, agitation).

Noun[edit]

gēst m

  1. A soul, spirit, breath

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest m

  1. gesture

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French geste.

Noun[edit]

gest n (plural gesturi)

  1. gesture

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest c

  1. a gesture; a motion of the hands
    gäster med gester
    guests with gestures (title of a Swedish TV show)
  2. a gesture; a symbolic action, a signal

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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gest

  1. Soft mutation of cest.