Origin: ME giste < OFr, a bed, couch, beam < gesir, to lie < L jacere, to lie, throw: see jet
See joist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English giste, joiste
Origin: , from Old French giste
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine past participle of gesir, to lie, lie down
Origin: , from Latin iacēre; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
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