Definition of cist in English:
1 Archaeology An ancient coffin or burial chamber made from stone or a hollowed tree.
- He pointed at long flat slabs resting on stone kists.
- Some bodies were laid out straight, some crouched; some in stone cists, others in hollows in the rubble.
- Excavations revealed a sarsen stone cist containing a cremation burial accompanied by a bronze awl and a jet pendant.
Definition of cist in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan