ETYM Latin cista box, chest, Greek, cyto Cf. Chest.
1. A box or chest. Specifically: a bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative castings.
2. A cinerary urn.
3. See Cyst.
Tomb consisting of stone chest covered with stone slabs.
ETYM Old Eng., a basket, receptacle, Old Fren. cofin, from Latin cophinus. Related to Coffer.
In which a corpse is buried or cremated; SYN. casket.