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A hand gesture used to depict the meaning of a song
Origin: Written form of a reduction of "has to".
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Hasta is a Latin word meaning spear. Hastae were carried by early Roman Legionaries, in particular they were carried by and gave their name to those Roman soldiers known as Hastati. However, during Republican times, the hastati were re-armed with pila and gladii and the hasta was only retained by the triarii.
As opposed to the pilum, verutum or lancea, the hasta was not thrown, but used for thrusting.