Etymology: cest, Äest "box" < Germanic
- A box, now usually a large strong box with a secure lid.
- (obsolete) A coffin.
- The place in which public money is kept; a treasury.
- A chest of drawers.
- 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.
- kistÄ < Latin cista < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "chest, box, basket, hamper". Cognates from Germanic include Dutch kist, German Kiste.
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