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noun
  1. A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure lid.
  2. (obsolete) A coffin.
  3. The place in which public money is kept; a treasury.
  4. A chest of drawers.
  5. The portion of the human body from the base of the neck to the top of the abdomen; the thorax. Also the analogous area in other animals.
Translations:
  • Dutch: borst(nl, romp, m}}, thorax(nl, torso, m}}, t-, nl)m, {{t+, nl)f
  • French: poitrine(fr)f
  • German: Brust(de)f
  • Spanish: pecho(es)m
  • Italian: petto(it)m
Etymology: cest, Äest "box" < Germanic
  • kistÄ < Latin cista < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "chest, box, basket, hamper". Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.



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