cist

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See also: čist and číst

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Etymology 1[edit]

Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kistē).

Noun[edit]

cist (plural cists)

  1. A small receptacle for sacred utensils carried in festivals in ancient Greece

Etymology 2[edit]

Welsh cist faen (see kistvaen, cistvaen, from Latin cist

Noun[edit]

cist (plural cists)

  1. (archaeology) A crypt cut into rock, chalk, or a tree trunk, especially a coffin formed by placing stone slabs on edge and topping them with a horizontal slab or slabs.
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ecce istum (< iste).

Adjective[edit]

cist

  1. this; this one

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