See also: gestus'

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gestus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡɛsdus/, [ˈɡ̊ɛsd̥us]

NounEdit

gestus c (singular definite gestussen, plural indefinite gestus)

  1. gesture

InflectionEdit


IdoEdit

VerbEdit

gestus

  1. conditional of gestar

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perfect passive participle of gerō (carry, bear; wear).

ParticipleEdit

gestus (feminine gesta, neuter gestum); first/second-declension participle

  1. carried, having been carried, borne, having been borne; worn, having been worn
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative gestus gesta gestum gestī gestae gesta
Genitive gestī gestae gestī gestōrum gestārum gestōrum
Dative gestō gestō gestīs
Accusative gestum gestam gestum gestōs gestās gesta
Ablative gestō gestā gestō gestīs
Vocative geste gesta gestum gestī gestae gesta

Etymology 2Edit

Action noun from gerō +‎ -tus.

NounEdit

gestus m (genitive gestūs); fourth declension

  1. carriage, posture, attitude (of the body)
  2. gesture
  3. action
DeclensionEdit

Fourth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gestus gestūs
Genitive gestūs gestuum
Dative gestuī gestibus
Accusative gestum gestūs
Ablative gestū gestibus
Vocative gestus gestūs
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Catalan: gest
  • English: gesture
  • French: geste
  • Galician: xesto
  • Hungarian: gesztus
  • Portuguese: gesto
  • Spanish: gesto

ReferencesEdit

  • gestus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • gestus in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • gestus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • gestus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to borrow instances from history: exempla petere, repetere a rerum gestarum memoria or historiarum (annalium, rerum gestarum) monumentis
    • Roman history (i.e. the events in it): res gestae Romanorum
    • to be well versed in Roman history: memoriam rerum gestarum (rerum Romanarum) tenere
    • exploits in war; brilliant actions: res gestae
    • (ambiguous) picture to yourselves the circumstances: ante oculos vestros (not vobis) res gestas proponite
    • (ambiguous) to celebrate some one's exploits in song: alicuius res gestas versibus ornare, celebrare
    • (ambiguous) to detail the whole history of an affair: ordine narrare, quomodo res gesta sit
    • (ambiguous) to gesticulate: gestum (always in the sing.) agere
    • (ambiguous) a success; a glorious feat of arms: res fortiter feliciterque gesta
    • (ambiguous) a success; a glorious feat of arms: res bene gesta