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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).


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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 rokasMaksis gesticulated like a provincial actor, flapping (his) long arms
    dažreiz Vētra aiz dusmām vispār nespēj nekā izteikt un kādu brītiņu tikai žestikulē un plāta mutisometimes, 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 vēsturithe most talkative of the coachmen, gesticulating with the handle of (his) whip, told the story of the village


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