Cist (?), n. [L. cista box, chest, Gr. Cf. Chest.]

1. Antiq.

A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.


See Cyst.


© Webster 1913.

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