See also: Gest

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle French geste.

NounEdit

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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mede to this entry?)
  4. (archaic) bearing; deportment
    • Edmund Spenser
      through his heroic grace and honorable gest
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compare gist a resting place.

NounEdit

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?)

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

NounEdit

gest m (plural gests or gestos)

  1. gesture

IcelandicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

gest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of gestur

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

gest

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

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

gest m or f

  1. yeast

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: gist

Further readingEdit

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “gest (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French geste.

NounEdit

gest

  1. Alternative form of geste (tale)

Etymology 3Edit

From Old French geste.

NounEdit

gest

  1. Alternative form of geste (tribe)

Etymology 4Edit

From gest (guest, noun).

VerbEdit

gest

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

Etymology 5Edit

From geste (tale, noun).

VerbEdit

gest

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to read poetry)

Etymology 6Edit

From Old English ġist.

NounEdit

gest

  1. Alternative form of yest (beer foam)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gestus, via French geste

NounEdit

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

  1. a gesture

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gestus, via French geste

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. a gesture

ReferencesEdit


Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gaistaz.

NounEdit

gēst m

  1. A soul, spirit, breath

DeclensionEdit


DescendantsEdit


PolishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛst/
  • (file)

NounEdit

gest m inan

  1. gesture

DeclensionEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French geste.

NounEdit

gest n (plural gesturi)

  1. gesture

SwedishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

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

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gest

  1. Soft mutation of cest.