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gest

or geste

[ jest ]
/ dʒɛst /
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noun

a story or tale.
a deed or exploit.
Archaic. a metrical romance or history.

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Origin of gest

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

geste

/ (dʒɛst) /

noun archaic

a notable deed or exploit
a tale of adventure or romance, esp in verseSee also chanson de geste

Word Origin for gest

C14: from Old French, from Latin gesta deeds, from gerere to carry out
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