Kiste

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kiste, from Old High German kista, from Proto-West Germanic *kistu (chest, box), from Latin cista (chest, box), from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē, chest, box, basket, hamper), from Proto-Indo-European *kisteh₂ (woven container). Related to English kist and chest.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪstə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kiste f (genitive Kiste, plural Kisten, diminutive Kistchen n or Kistlein n)

  1. chest, box
  2. (informal) bed, sleeping furniture
  3. (informal) old banger, hooptie
  4. (informal) television set
    Synonym: Fernsehgerät
  5. (informal) computer tower
  6. (informal, regional) affair, matter
    Synonyms: Sache, Angelegenheit
  7. (informal, now uncommon) coffin wherein one is interred
  8. (informal, uncommon) fundament, buttocks
    Synonyms: Gesäß, Steiß, Po, Arsch
    • 2019 June 28, “Mit diesen Übungen bekommst du einen Knackpo”, in Men’s Health[1]:
      Eine Untersuchung der Auburn University im US-Bundesstaat Alabama ergab, dass Schulterverletzungen seltener auftreten, wenn du beim Werfen den Po anspannst. Wenn du also höher und/oder weiter hinaus willst, weißt du, was zu tun ist – hoch mit der Kiste!
      Research from Auburn University, in the US state of Alabama, found that shoulder injuries were less likely if you tense your buttocks while throwing. So if you want to go higher and / or further out, you know what to do – up with the box!

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See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Kiste” in Duden online
  • Kiste” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Kiste” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kiste f

  1. plural of Kist