[jes] /dʒɛs/ Falconry.

a short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash.
verb (used with object)
to put jesses on (a hawk).
[jes-ee] /ˈdʒɛs i/
the father of David. I Sam. 16.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God exists.”.
[jes] /dʒɛs/
a male or female given name, form of , , or .
a short leather strap, one end of which is permanently attached to the leg of a hawk or falcon while the other can be attached to a leash
(transitive) to put jesses on (a hawk or falcon)
(Old Testament) the father of David (I Samuel 16)

masc. proper name, biblical father of David, from Latin, from Greek Iessai, from Hebrew Yishay, of unknown origin.

leg-strap used in hawking and falconry, mid-14c., from Old French jes “straps fastened round the legs of a falcon,” plural of jet, literally “cast, throw,” from Latin iactus “a throw, cast,” from iacere (see jet (v.)). Related: Jesses.

firm, or a gift, a son of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:17, 22; Matt. 1:5, 6; Luke 3:32). He was the father of eight sons, the youngest of whom was David (1 Sam. 17:12). The phrase “stem of Jesse” is used for the family of David (Isa. 11:1), and “root of Jesse” for the Messiah (Isa. 11:10; Rev. 5:5). Jesse was a man apparently of wealth and position at Bethlehem (1 Sam. 17:17, 18, 20; Ps. 78:71). The last reference to him is of David’s procuring for him an asylum with the king of Moab (1 Sam. 22:3).


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