gest

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French geste.

Noun[edit]

gest (plural gests)

  1. (obsolete) A gesture or action.
  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
Translations[edit]

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?)

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest m (plural gests or gestos)

  1. gesture

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of gestur

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gestus, via French geste

Noun[edit]

gest m (definite singular gesten, indefinite plural gester, definite plural gestene)

  1. a gesture

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gestus, via French geste

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest m (definite singular gesten, indefinite plural gestar, definite plural gestane)

  1. a gesture

References[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gaistaz.

Noun[edit]

gēst m

  1. A soul, spirit, breath

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest m inan

  1. gesture

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French geste.

Noun[edit]

gest n (plural gesturi)

  1. gesture

Swedish[edit]

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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

Declension[edit]

Declension of gest 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gest gesten gester gesterna
Genitive gests gestens gesters gesternas

Related terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gest

  1. Soft mutation of cest.