Other Word Forms
Origin of jess
- Middle English ges from Old French pl. of jet something thrown from Vulgar Latin iectus alteration of Latin iactus past participle of iacere to throw yē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Middle French jaiet, from Latin gagates 'throw', from Gagas (a town and river in Asia Min).