1、gest- "bear, carry" + -ation.
- gestation:  Etymologically, gestation is the period during which unborn young is ‘carried’ inside the womb. Indeed, to begin with the word meant simply ‘carrying’ in English (‘Gestacion, that is to be carried of another thing, without any travail of the body itself’, William Bullein, Bulwark of Defence Against All Sickness 1562). It comes from Latin gestātiō, a derivative of the verb gerere ‘carry, conduct oneself, act’.
This has given a wide variety of words to English, including congest, digest, gerund, gesture, jester, register, and suggest (gerund  comes from Latin gerundum, a variant of gerendum ‘carrying on’, the gerund of gerere).
=> congest, digest, gesture, jester, register, suggest
- gestation (n.)
- "action or process of carrying young in the womb," 1610s, earlier (1530s) "riding on horseback, etc., as a form of exercise," from Latin gestationem (nominative gestatio) "a carrying," noun of action from past participle stem of gestare "bear, carry, gestate," frequentative of gerere (past participle gestus) "to bear, carry, bring forth" (see gest). Meaning "action or process of carrying young in the womb" is from 1610s.
- 1. The gestation period can be anything between 95 and 150 days.
- 2. a baby born at 38 weeks' gestation
- 3. This film was two years in gestation.
- 4. Gestation extends from fertilization to birth.
- 5. The gestation period in cattle - the time that elapses between conception and birth - is about 287 days.
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