gest

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Homophone: jest

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French geste. Doublet of jest.

Noun[edit]

gest (countable and uncountable, 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 Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
  3. (archaic) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
    • a. 1639, Joseph Mede, a sermon
      And surely no Ceremonies of dedication , no not of Solomons Temple it self , are comparable to those sacred gests , whereby this place was sanctified
  4. (archaic) bearing; deportment
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.
  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?)
    • The pictured lives of martyr , or of saint , Or gests of valorous knight

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gestus, attested from the 14th century.[1]

Noun[edit]

gest m (plural gests or gestos)

  1. gesture

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “gest” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Further reading[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

gest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of gestur

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

gest

  1. singular present indicative of getast
  2. second-person imperative of getast

Middle Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *gest, *gist, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz.

Noun[edit]

gest m or f

  1. yeast

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: gist

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a conflation of Old Norse gestr and Old English ġiest; both from Proto-Germanic *gastiz, from Proto-Germanic *gʰóstis. Doublet of host.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest (plural gestes)

  1. A guest, visitor; somebody staying at another's residence.
  2. A customer of a hostel or inn; one that pays for accomodation.
  3. An unknown person; a foreigner or outsider.
  4. A (often threatening) male individual; a ominous person.
  5. (figuratively, rare) A male lover of a woman; a man in an unofficial intimate relationship with a woman.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest

  1. Alternative form of geste (tale)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest

  1. Alternative form of geste (tribe)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

gest

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to host a guest)

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

gest

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to read poetry)

Etymology 6[edit]

Noun[edit]

gest

  1. Alternative form of yest (beer foam)

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 Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly borrowed from Old Saxon gēst or Old High German geist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeːst/, [ˈɡɛːst]

Noun[edit]

gēst m

  1. Alternative form of gāst

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 28

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *gaist.

Noun[edit]

gēst m

  1. A soul, spirit, breath

Declension[edit]


Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin gestura, nominative singular of gesturus (about to carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛst/
  • (file)

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]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gestus (having been carried)

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]

Anagrams[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gest

  1. Soft mutation of cest.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cest gest nghest chest
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.