schatkist

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of schat (treasure) +‎ kist (chest).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxɑt.kɪst/
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  • Hyphenation: schat‧kist

Noun[edit]

schatkist f (plural schatkisten, diminutive schatkistje n)

  1. treasure chest.
  2. (figuratively) treasury; the financial means of a state, ruler or any organisation.
    Na drie oorlogen was de schatkist bijna leeg.
    After three wars the country was almost broke.