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kist

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/ kɪst /
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noun Scot. and North England.
a coffer; a money chest.
any chestlike container; a box, trunk, or basket.
a coffin, especially a stone one; a sarcophagus.
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Origin of kist

1300–50; Middle English kiste <Old Norse kista chest
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British Dictionary definitions for kist (1 of 3)

kist1
/ (kɪst) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect
a large chest or coffer

Word Origin for kist

C14: from Old Norse kista; see chest

British Dictionary definitions for kist (2 of 3)

kist2
/ (kɪst) /

noun
archaeol a variant spelling of cist 2

British Dictionary definitions for kist (3 of 3)

kist3
/ (kɪst) /

noun
Southern African a large wooden chest in which linen is stored, esp one used to store a bride's trousseau

Word Origin for kist

from Afrikaans, from Dutch: chest
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