See also: Jëst and jesť

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English geste (idle tale), from Old French geste (acts, exploits), from Latin gesta (acts, deeds). Doublet of gest.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: jĕst, IPA(key): /d͡ʒɛst/
  • (dialectal, obsolete) enPR: jēst, IPA(key): /d͡ʒiːst/[1]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

NounEdit

jest (plural jests)

  1. (archaic) An act performed for amusement; a joke.
    I made that comment in jest; it wasn't serious.
  2. (archaic) Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
    Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court.
  3. (obsolete) A deed; an action; a gest.
    • 1540, Thomas Elyot, Image of Governance
      the jests or actions of princes
  4. (obsolete) A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
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VerbEdit

jest (third-person singular simple present jests, present participle jesting, simple past and past participle jested)

  1. To tell a joke; to talk in a playful manner; to make fun of something or someone.
    Surely you jest!
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bingham, Caleb (1808), “Improprieties in Pronunciation, common among the people of New-England”, in The Child's Companion; Being a Conciſe Spelling-book [] [1], 12th edition, Boston: Manning & Loring, →OCLC, page 75.

Etymology 2Edit

Pronunciation spelling of just..

AdverbEdit

jest (not comparable)

  1. (African-American Vernacular, Southern US) Alternative spelling of just

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jest m (definite singular jesten, indefinite plural jester, definite plural jestene)

  1. yeast
    Synonym: gjær

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jest m (definite singular jesten, indefinite plural jestar, definite plural jestane)

  1. yeast
    Synonym: gjær

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old Polish jest/jeść, from Proto-Slavic *estь, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *esti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti.

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VerbEdit

jest

  1. third-person singular present indicative of być; is
    Ona jest ładna.She's pretty.
    Agnieszka jest studentką.Agnieszka is a student.
  2. (mathematics) is, equals (see also wynosi)
    dwa plus dwa jest cztery.Two plus two is four.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

VerbEdit

jest (Cyrillic spelling јест)

  1. third-person singular present of bȉti

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French geste

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

jest (definite accusative jesti, plural jestler)

  1. gesture

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative jest
Definite accusative jesti
Singular Plural
Nominative jest jestler
Definite accusative jesti jestleri
Dative jeste jestlere
Locative jestte jestlerde
Ablative jestten jestlerden
Genitive jestin jestlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular jestim jestlerim
2nd singular jestin jestlerin
3rd singular jesti jestleri
1st plural jestimiz jestlerimiz
2nd plural jestiniz jestleriniz
3rd plural jestleri jestleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular jestimi jestlerimi
2nd singular jestini jestlerini
3rd singular jestini jestlerini
1st plural jestimizi jestlerimizi
2nd plural jestinizi jestlerinizi
3rd plural jestlerini jestlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular jestime jestlerime
2nd singular jestine jestlerine
3rd singular jestine jestlerine
1st plural jestimize jestlerimize
2nd plural jestinize jestlerinize
3rd plural jestlerine jestlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular jestimde jestlerimde
2nd singular jestinde jestlerinde
3rd singular jestinde jestlerinde
1st plural jestimizde jestlerimizde
2nd plural jestinizde jestlerinizde
3rd plural jestlerinde jestlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular jestimden jestlerimden
2nd singular jestinden jestlerinden
3rd singular jestinden jestlerinden
1st plural jestimizden jestlerimizden
2nd plural jestinizden jestlerinizden
3rd plural jestlerinden jestlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular jestimin jestlerimin
2nd singular jestinin jestlerinin
3rd singular jestinin jestlerinin
1st plural jestimizin jestlerimizin
2nd plural jestinizin jestlerinizin
3rd plural jestlerinin jestlerinin