kist

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[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 of kist

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1300–50; Middle English kiste < Old Norse kista chest

kist

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[kist]
noun
  1. cist2.
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kist

1
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. a large chest or coffer

Word Origin for kist

C14: from Old Norse kista; see chest

kist

2
noun
  1. archaeol a variant spelling of cist 2

kist

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noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for kist
n.

"chest," c.1300, from Old Norse kista "chest," from Latin cista (see chest).

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