jess

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ges, from Middle French gies, from the plural of jet (throw), from jeter (to throw), itself from Latin iactare.

Noun[edit]

jess (plural jesses)

  1. (falconry) A short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.

Verb[edit]

jess (third-person singular simple present jesses, present participle jessing, simple past and past participle jessed)

  1. (falconry) To fasten a strap around the leg of a hawk.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Middle French jaiet, from Latin gagates 'throw', from Gagas (a town and river in Asia Minor).

Noun[edit]

jess (plural jesses)

  1. A compact coal-like, velvet-black mineral, with a polish making it fit for use in jewelry.
  2. A very dark, velvety black shade.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English yes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

jess

  1. (informal) yes (exclamation of satisfaction, joy, etc.)