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

Word History

Etymology

Welsh, chest, from Latin cista

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cist was in 1804

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“Cist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cist. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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