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kist1

[kist] /kɪst/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
a coffer; a money chest.
2.
any chestlike container; a box, trunk, or basket.
3.
a coffin, especially a stone one; a sarcophagus.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English kiste < Old Norse kista chest

kist2

[kist] /kɪst/
noun
1.
cist2 .
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cist2

/sɪst/
noun
1.
(archaeol) a box-shaped burial chamber made from stone slabs or a hollowed tree trunk
Word Origin
C19: from Welsh: chest, from Latin cista box; see cist1

kist1

/kɪst/
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
a large chest or coffer
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse kista; see chest

kist2

/kɪst/
noun
1.
(archaeol) a variant spelling of cist2

kist3

/kɪst/
noun
1.
(South African) a large wooden chest in which linen is stored, esp one used to store a bride's trousseau
Word Origin
from Afrikaans, from Dutch: chest
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