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#196135 - 01/13/11 12:07 PM Re: gest [Re: wwh]
Wouldn't you think that this word gest is etymologically linked to gist ( the gist of the gest!). But no, my Webster's tells me that gist comes from L. jacere, to build, to found....
Hunches don't always work.
Entire topic Subject Posted by Posted gest wwh 08/29/02 12:30 PM Re: gest Dundasian 01/13/11 12:07 PM Re: gest bexter 01/13/11 12:15 PM Re: gest LukeJavan8 01/13/11 01:42 PM Re: gest Tromboniator 02/04/11 11:46 PM Re: gest BranShea 02/05/11 01:52 AM Re: gest LukeJavan8 02/05/11 11:07 AM
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