jesses

jess

[jes] Falconry.
noun
1.
a short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash.
verb (used with object)
2.
to put jesses on (a hawk).

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ges < Old French ges, gez, getz (nominative) (get oblique > French jet; cf. jet1) ≪ Latin jactus a throwing, equivalent to jac(ere) to throw + -tus suffix of v. action

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Jesse

[jes-ee]
noun
1.
the father of David. I Sam. 16.
2.
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “God exists.”

Jess

[jes]
noun
a male or female given name, form of Jesse, Jessie, or Jessica.
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jess (dʒɛs)
 
n
1.  a short leather strap, one end of which is permanently attached to the leg of a hawk or falcon while the other can be attached to a leash
 
vb
2.  (tr) to put jesses on (a hawk or falcon)
 
[C14: from Old French ges, from Latin jactus a throw, from jacere to throw]
 
jessed
 
adj

Jesse (ˈdʒɛsɪ)
 
n
Old Testament the father of David (I Samuel 16)

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Jesse
masc. proper name, biblical father of David, from L., from Gk. Iessai, from Heb. Yishay, of unknown origin.
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Jesse definition


firm, or a gift, a son of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:17, 22; Matt. 1:5, 6; Luke 3:32). He was the father of eight sons, the youngest of whom was David (1 Sam. 17:12). The phrase "stem of Jesse" is used for the family of David (Isa. 11:1), and "root of Jesse" for the Messiah (Isa. 11:10; Rev. 5:5). Jesse was a man apparently of wealth and position at Bethlehem (1 Sam. 17:17, 18, 20; Ps. 78:71). The last reference to him is of David's procuring for him an asylum with the king of Moab (1 Sam. 22:3).

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