See also: kîsta, Kista, and Kîsta

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From Old Norse kista, via Old English from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē).

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kista f (genitive singular kistu, nominative plural kistur)

  1. chest, box
  2. coffin

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Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κύστις (kústis).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɪs.ta]
  • Hyphenation: kis‧ta

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kista (first-person possessive kistaku, second-person possessive kistamu, third-person possessive kistanya)

  1. (pathology) cyst: a pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which develops in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ.

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kista f

  1. definite feminine singular of kiste

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kista f

  1. definite feminine singular of kiste

Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

From Latin cista, itself from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē).

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kista f

  1. a chest
  2. a coffin

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Descendants edit

  • Icelandic: kista
  • Faroese: kista
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: kiste
  • Norwegian Bokmål: kiste
  • Swedish: kista
  • Danish: kiste

References edit

  • kista”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse kista.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɕɪsˌta/
  • (file)

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kista c

  1. a chest (large, strong box)
  2. a coffin, a casket
    sista spiken i kistan
    the final nail in the coffin
  3. (slang) a belly (stomach)
    Jag är risig i kistan
    I have an upset stomach
    – Äta myror? – Det är världens käk. Kittlar dödsskönt i kistan.
    – Eat ants? – It's the greatest grub. Tickles real ["dead"] good in your belly. [from the Swedish dub of the 1967 Disney Jungle Book movie – well-known and often referenced piece of dialogue from appearing in an annual Christmas special]

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Declension of kista 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kista kistan kistor kistorna
Genitive kistas kistans kistors kistornas

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