geste

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Geste and gesté

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

geste f (plural gesten or gestes)

  1. (literally) gesture, movement of an appendix or body
  2. (figuratively) gesture

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

geste f (plural gesten or gestes)

  1. (historical) story, history

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gestus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛst/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

geste m (plural gestes)

  1. gesture
  2. move, motion

Noun[edit]

geste f (plural gestes)

  1. saga, especially a cycle of poems in the epic, literary style of the Middle Ages

Further reading[edit]


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

geste

  1. vocative masculine singular of gestus

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French geste, from Latin gesta.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛst(ə)/, /ˈdʒɛːst(ə)/

Noun[edit]

geste (plural gestes)

  1. A epic work of poetry or music.
  2. A written story or history.
  3. An important or memorable action; an epic act.
  4. A deed, act or activity.
  5. (rare) A lighthearted activity; fun.
  6. (rare) A poem or song in general.
  7. (rare) A saying or text in general.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French [Term?].

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛst(ə)/, /ˈdʒɛːst(ə)/

Noun[edit]

geste (plural gestes)

  1. A folk or tribe; a group of people.
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse gestr.

Noun[edit]

geste

  1. Alternative form of gest (guest).

Etymology 4[edit]

From gest (guest, noun).

Verb[edit]

geste

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

Etymology 5[edit]

From geste (tale, noun).

Verb[edit]

geste

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to read poetry)

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

geste m (plural gestes)

  1. act; action

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

geste f (oblique plural gestes, nominative singular geste, nominative plural gestes)

  1. act; action
  2. story of heroism or bravery
  3. gesture

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

geste

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of gestar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of gestar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of gestar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of gestar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

geste

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of gestar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of gestar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of gestar.