Origin of gest
Examples from the Web for geste
Historical Examples of geste
For geste in the French is not merely the equivalent of gesta, "deeds."The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory
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
This is the geste of the Northmen, always hostile to the Carlovingian dynasty.
Word Origin for gest
"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.