Dest vs Gest - What's the difference?

dest | gest |


As a pronoun dest

is .

As a noun gest is

(obsolete) a gesture or action or gest can be (obsolete) a stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.

dest

English

Noun

(en noun)
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    gest

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) geste.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A gesture or action.
  • * , II.ix:
  • They did obeysaunce, as beseemed right, / And then againe returned to their restes: / The Porter eke to her did lout with humble gestes .
  • * , II.36:
  • more Kings and Princes have written his gestes' and actions, than any other historians, of what quality soever, have registred the ' gests , or collected the actions of any other King or Prince that ever was.
  • (archaic) A story or adventure; a verse or prose romance.
  • (Chaucer)
    (Spenser)
  • (archaic) An action represented in sports, plays, or on the stage; show; ceremony.
  • (Mede)
  • (archaic) bearing; deportment
  • * Spenser
  • through his heroic grace and honorable gest

    Etymology 2

    Compare gist a resting place.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A stage in travelling; a stop for rest or lodging in a journey; a rest.
  • (Kersey)
  • (obsolete) A roll reciting the several stages arranged for a royal progress.
  • (Hanmer)

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