geste

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See also: Geste, gesté, and gęste

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Middle Dutch, from Medieval Latin gestura.

Noun[edit]

geste f (plural gesten or gestes)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From French geste, related to Etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

geste f (plural gesten or gestes)

  1. (historical) story, history

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛst/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gestus (action, gesture).

Noun[edit]

geste m (plural gestes)

  1. gesture
  2. move, motion
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Turkish: jest

Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Old French geste (albeit with a spelling-pronunciation), ultimately from Latin gesta (feats).

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]

Borrowed from Middle French geste, from Old French geste, from Medieval Latin gesta.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛst(ə)/, /ˈd͡ʒɛːst(ə)/

Noun[edit]

geste (plural gestes)

  1. (tale) An 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): /ˈd͡ʒɛst(ə)/, /ˈd͡ʒɛːst(ə)/

Noun[edit]

geste (plural gestes)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

geste

  1. Alternative form of gest (guest).

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

geste

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

Etymology 5[edit]

Verb[edit]

geste

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to read poetry)

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French geste.

Noun[edit]

geste m (plural gestes)

  1. act; action

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin gesta.

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. inflection of gestar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

geste

  1. inflection of gestar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative