See also: Geste, gesté, and gęste

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Middle Dutch, from Medieval Latin gestura.

NounEdit

geste f (plural gesten or gestes)

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

Etymology 2Edit

From French geste, related to Etymology 1.

NounEdit

geste f (plural gesten or gestes)

  1. (historical) story, history

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French geste

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒɛst/
  • (file)

NounEdit

geste m (plural gestes)

  1. gesture
  2. move, motion

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

geste f (plural gestes)

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

Further readingEdit


LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

geste

  1. vocative masculine singular of gestus

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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 termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: gest, jest
  • Scots: jeest
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French [Term?].

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

geste (plural gestes)

  1. A folk or tribe; a group of people.
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

geste

  1. Alternative form of gest (guest).

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

geste

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

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

geste

  1. Alternative form of gesten (to read poetry)

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French geste

NounEdit

geste m (plural gestes)

  1. act; action

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin gesta

NounEdit

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

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

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

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.