kist

kist

1 [kist]
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:
1300–50; Middle English kiste < Old Norse kista chest

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kist

2 [kist]
noun
cist2.
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cist or kist2 (sɪst)
 
n
archaeol a box-shaped burial chamber made from stone slabs or a hollowed tree trunk
 
[C19: from Welsh: chest, from Latin cista box; see cist1]
 
kist or kist2
 
n
 
[C19: from Welsh: chest, from Latin cista box; see cist1]

kist1 (kɪst)
 
n
a large chest or coffer
 
[C14: from Old Norse kista; see chest]

kist2 (kɪst)
 
n
archaeol a variant spelling of cist

kist3 (kɪst)
 
n
(South African) a large wooden chest in which linen is stored, esp one used to store a bride's trousseau
 
[from Afrikaans, from Dutch: chest]

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