cist

1
[ sist ]
/ sɪst /

noun Classical Antiquity.

a box or chest, especially for sacred utensils.

Origin of cist

1
1795–1805; < Latin cista < Greek kístē chest

Definition for cist (2 of 2)

cist2
[ sist, kist ]
/ sɪst, kɪst /

noun

a prehistoric sepulchral tomb or casket.
Also kist.

Origin of cist

2
1795–1805; < Welsh < Latin cista. See cist1

OTHER WORDS FROM cist

cist·ed, adjectivecis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cist (1 of 2)

cist1
/ (sɪst) /

noun

a wooden box for holding ritual objects used in ancient Rome and Greece

Word Origin for cist

C19: from Latin cista box, chest, basket, from Greek kistē

British Dictionary definitions for cist (2 of 2)

cist2

kist

/ (sɪst) /

noun

archaeol a box-shaped burial chamber made from stone slabs or a hollowed tree trunk

Word Origin for cist

C19: from Welsh: chest, from Latin cista box; see cist 1
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