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cist

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noun Classical Antiquity.
a box or chest, especially for sacred utensils.
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Origin of cist

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1795–1805; <Latin cista<Greek kístēchest

Other definitions for cist (2 of 2)

cist2
[ sist, kist ]
/ sɪst, kɪst /

noun
a prehistoric sepulchral tomb or casket.
Also kist [kist] /kɪst/ .

Origin of cist

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cist

cisted, adjectivecistic, 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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