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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English ges, from Middle French gies, from the plural of jet 'throw', from jeter 'to throw', itself from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] iactare

Noun

Singular
jess

Plural
es

jess (es)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.

Verb

Infinitive
to jess

Third person singular
jesses

Simple past
jessed

Past participle
-

Present participle
jessing

to jess (third-person singular simple present jesses, present participle jessing, simple past and past participle jessed)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To fasten a strap around the leg of a hawk.

Etymology 2

From Middle English, from Middle French jaiet, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gagates 'throw', from Gagas (a town and river in Asia Minor).

Noun

Singular
jess

Plural
es

jess (es)
  1. A compact coal-like, velvet-black mineral, with a polish making it fit for use in jewelry.
  2. A very dark, velvety black shade.

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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