cheste

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English ċest, ċist, from Proto-West Germanic *kistu, from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē), from Proto-Indo-European *kisteh₂.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cheste (plural chestes)

  1. A large container; a chest or footlocker.
  2. A safe, strongbox; a secure chest for treasured items and possessions.
  3. A coffin or casket (a box where the remains of the dead are stored)
  4. chest, abdomen (central portion of the body; home of the soul in medieval thought)
  5. (rare) A basket or bowl; a container without a top side.
  6. (rare) A separated or divided area; a section.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: chest
  • Scots: kist
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English ċēast.

Noun[edit]

cheste

  1. Alternative form of chest (discord)

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

cheste

  1. Alternative spelling of chéste