or geste

[ jest ]
/ dʒɛst /


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gest



/ (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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