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kistvaen

[kist-vahyn]
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Origin of kistvaen

1705–15; < Welsh cist faen stone coffin, equivalent to cist coffin (see cist2) + faen, lenited form of maen stone; see menhir
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Historical Examples

  • The Cnoc was a rounded, sugar-loaf mound of earth, and the Duma was a similar mound raised over a kistvaen.

    A Book of the West. Volume I Devon

    S. Baring-Gould

  • One ruined cairn with a kistvaen in it is still called "The Crock of Gold," but probably bronze was the metal chiefly found.

  • The Fert was a rectangular chamber, composed of stones set upright, and covered horizontally with flags; in a word, a kistvaen.

  • And in their sleep, Lludd folded the covering around them, and in the securest place he had in Snowdon, he hid them in a kistvaen.

    The Mabinogion

    Lady Charlotte Guest