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Webster Dictionary

  1. Cistnoun

    a box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix

    Etymology: [L. cista box, chest, Gr. Cf. Chest.]

  2. Cistnoun

    see Cyst

    Etymology: [L. cista box, chest, Gr. Cf. Chest.]


  1. Cist

    A cist is a small stone-built coffin-like box or ossuary used to hold the bodies of the dead. Examples can be found across Europe and in the Middle East. A cist may have been associated with other monuments, perhaps under a cairn or long barrow. It would not be uncommon to find several cists close together within the same cairn or barrow. Often ornaments have been found within an excavated cist, indicating the wealth or prominence of the interred individual. In Devonshire a local word for a cist in Modern Cornish is kistvaen. There are numerous Dartmoor kistvaens. In the Welsh language, cist is also used for such ancient graves, but in modern use, can also mean a chest, a coffer, a box, or even the boot / trunk of a car.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cist

    sist, n. a tomb consisting of a stone chest covered with stone slabs.—adjs. Cist′ed, containing cists; Cist′ic, like a cist. [See Chest.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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