Definition for geste (2 of 2)
Origin of gest
Examples from the Web for geste
For geste in the French is not merely the equivalent of gesta, "deeds."The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory|George Saintsbury
This is the geste of the Northmen, always hostile to the Carlovingian dynasty.
Sa main est pose sur l'paule de son poux, geste ordinaire dans les groupes qui expriment la sparation de ceux qui s'aiment.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for geste
Word Origin for gest
Word Origin and History for geste
"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.