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Gestación and Ges­tate

Gestación (“to de­vel­op”) comes from the Latin gestare (“to bear, car­ry, ges­tate”) from which we al­so get — not that sur­pris­ing­ly — the Eng­lish word ges­tate. While the orig­i­nal word and the Eng­lish ver­sion fo­cused on de­vel­op­ing a ba­by, in Span­ish it has come to be used more broad­ly: like a busi­ness idea de­vel­ops. The g‑st root is clear­ly vis­i­ble in both words.


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