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An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
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English

Etymology

From Middle English geste (idle tale), from Old French geste (acts, exploits), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gesta (acts, deeds)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
jest

Plural
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  1. (archaic) An act performed for amusement; a joke.
    I shall not succumb to your jests!
  2. (obsolete) Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
    Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court.

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Verb

Infinitive
to jest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to jest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To tell a joke; to talk in a playful manner; to make fun of something or someone.
    Surely you jest!

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Polish

Verb

jest

  1. is, 3rd person singular present tense of być (to be)
    • usage with adjectives
      Ona jest ładnaShe's pretty
    • usage with noun complements: takes the instrumental case
      Agnieszka jest studentkąAgnieszka is a student.
  2. (mathematics) is, equals (see also wynosi)
    dwa plus dwa jest czteryTwo plus two is four

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