Meaning of JESS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈjes ]


Etymology: Middle English ges, from Anglo-French gez, jettes, plural of get, literally, throw, from geter, jeter to throw, release (a hawk) — more at jet

Date: 14th century

: a short strap secured on the leg of a hawk and usually provided with a ring for attaching a leash

• jessed ˈjest adjective

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