kista

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From Old Norse kista, via Old English from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē).

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kista f (genitive singular kistu, nominative plural kistur)

  1. chest, box
  2. coffin

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kista c

  1. box, chest
  2. casket, coffin
    sista spiken i kistan
    last nail in the coffin
  3. (slang) stomach
    Äta myror? — Ha ha, det är världens käk. Kittlar dödsskönt i kistan!
    You eat ants? — You better believe it. And you're gonna love the way they tickle. (Mowgli and Baloo, The Jungle Book, 1967)

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