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.


  1. cist2.

noun Scot and Northern English dialect

  1. a large chest or coffer


  1. archaeol a variant spelling of cist 2


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

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

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