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Definition of kist

chiefly Scotland and South Africa

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First Known Use of kist

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kist

Middle English kiste, from Old Norse kista, ultimately from Latin cista — more at chest

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“Kist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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