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gest

[jest] /dʒɛst/
noun
1.
a story or tale.
2.
a deed or exploit.
3.
Archaic. a metrical romance or history.
Also, geste.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French geste action, exploit < Latin gesta exploits, neuter plural past participle of gerere to carry on, perform
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British Dictionary definitions for gest

gest

/dʒɛst/
noun (archaic)
1.
a notable deed or exploit
2.
a tale of adventure or romance, esp in verse See also chanson de geste
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, from Latin gesta deeds, from gerere to carry out
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Word Origin and History for gest
n.

"famous deed, exploit; story, romance," c.1300, from Old French geste "action, exploit, romance, history (of celebrated people or actions)," from Latin gesta "actions, exploits, deeds, achievements," neuter plural of gestus, past participle of gerere "to carry on, wage, perform," of unknown origin. Cf. jest.

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