jester

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See also: ještěr

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Painting of jesters playing Cochonnet by Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala.
Jesters

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gestour; equivalent to jest +‎ -er.

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jester (plural jesters, feminine jestress)

  1. One who jests, jokes or teases.
  2. A person in colourful garb and fool's cap who amused a medieval and early modern royal or noble court.
  3. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the Southeast Asian genus Symbrenthia.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse jǫstr, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz, whence English yeast.

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Noun[edit]

jester m (definite singular jesteren, indefinite plural jestere or jestre or jestrer, definite plural jesterne or jestrene)

  1. yeast
    Synonym: gjær
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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jester m

  1. indefinite plural of jest

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse jǫstr, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz, whence also English yeast. Doublet of jest.

Noun[edit]

jester m (definite singular jesteren, indefinite plural jestrar, definite plural jestrane)

  1. yeast
    Synonym: gjær

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