cist

noun
\ ˈsist How to pronounce cist (audio) , ˈkist How to pronounce cist (audio) \

Definition of cist

: a neolithic or Bronze Age burial chamber typically lined with stone

First Known Use of cist

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cist

Welsh, chest, from Latin cista

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“Cist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cist. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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