or geste (jĕst)
1. A notable adventure or exploit.
a. A verse romance or tale.
b. A prose romance.
[Middle English geste; see jest.]
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1. a notable deed or exploit
[C14: from Old French, from Latin gesta deeds, from gerere to carry out]
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1. a metrical romance or history.
2. a story or tale.
3. a deed or exploit.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French geste action, exploit < Latin gesta exploits, derivative of gerere to carry on, perform]
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