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Definition of the noun Cist

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noun - plural: cists

  1. A small receptacle for sacred utensils carried in festivals in ancient Greece
  2. [archeology] A crypt cut into rock, chalk, or a tree trunk, especially a coffin formed by placing stone slabs on edge and topping them with a horizontal slab or slabs.

Explanation

  1. Cist: A cist is a small stone-built coffin-like box or ossuary used to hold the bodies of the dead. Examples can be found across Europe and in the Middle East. A cist may have been associated with other monuments, perhaps under a cairn or long barrow. Several cists are sometimes found close together within the same cairn or barrow. Often ornaments have been found within an excavated cist, indicating the wealth or prominence of the interred individual.
  2. Cist a.k.a. Clipperton Island Time Zone is a time zone.

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Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology

by Amalananda Ghosh

Port-hole cist: A port-hole cist is a box-like burial chamber, largely underground and built of gneissic orthostats floorstone and...

cist: A transepted cist is an underground box-like structure with a main chamber and an antechamber. The four ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Church of England (1887)

by Edward Lewes Cutts

Cist. GoJstow Nun. Ben. Osoney Abbey. C. Aust. Shropshire. "Wenlock Priory. Clun. Shrewsbury. Hagmond Abbey. C. Aust. Lilleshall Abbey. C. Aust. Hales Owen Abbey. Pra3m. Somersetshire. Glastonbury Abbey. Ben. Bath Abbey. Ben.

Google previewRudimentary Dictionary of Terms Used in Architecture, Civil, Architecture, Naval, Building and Construction, Early and Ecclesiastical Art, Engineering, Civil, Engineering, Mechanical, Fine Art, Mining, Surveying, Etc (1850)

To which are Added Explanatory Observations on Numerous Subjects Connected with Practical Art and Science by John Weale

Kent Cist. Nunnery Henry III. Lincolnshire Gloucester College, \ or Hall . . . J Benedictine 1260 Oxford Godeland .... King John Yorkshire Godestow .... Nunnery 1138 Oxfordshire Do.

Google previewA general and bibliographical dictionary of the fine arts (1824)

by James Elmes

Cist, [cista, Lat. Kumf, Gr.] In architecture and sculpture. A case, chest, or basket. Also the name of the mystic baskets which were carried in the processions of the Eleusinian mysteries, ...

Google previewA general and bibliographical Dictionary of the Fine Arts. Containing ... explanations of the principal terms used in Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Engraving ... historical Sketches of the ... different Schools, etc (1826)

by James ELMES

CIST. [cista, Lat. Kiarn, Gr.] In architecture and sculpture. A case, chest, or basket. Also the name of the mystic baskets which were carried in the processions of the Eleusinian mysteries, and which were presented to the public as objects of ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge and Gazetteer (1893)

by Samuel Macauley Jackson, Talbot Wilson Chambers, Frank Hugh Foster

Cist. = Cistercian. O. O. M. = Minorite. O. O. Pr. = Dominican. S. Doctor abstractionum, acutus et illuminatissimus—Francis of Mayroni, d. 1325. — acutissimus—Francesco d'Albescoladella Rovere (Pope Sixtus IV., ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge (1889)

Biblical, Doctrinal, Historical, and Practical by Samuel Macauley Jackson, Talbot Wilson Chambers, Frank Hugh Foster

Cist. = Citttercian. O. M. = Minorite. O. Pr. = Dominican. O. Proem. = Prasmonstrant. O. 8. Aug. = AmruKiiniau. O. S B. = Benedictine. O. Triii. = Trinitarian. S. .1. - = Jesuit. Doctor abstractionum, acutus et illuminatis- simus— Francis of Mayroni, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (2005)

by Frank Leslie Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone

Cist. (ed.), Bilrliotheea Patrum Cistereierisium, id est Operum Ahhatum et Monaehorum Ordinis Cistereiensis aui saeeulo S. Berriardi aut paulo post eius olritumfloruerunt (8 vols., bound in 3, Bonnefon— taine and Paris, 1660 —9).

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Small photo of Rillaton Cist and Barrow, in 1837 a gold corrugated cup and several other items were found here, the Cheesewring and Sharp Tor can be seen in the distance, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England, UKSmall photo of Cist, megalithic tomb on the Island of Alderney, Channel IslandsSmall photo of Oral surgery operation,cist apicoectomy, dark operation roomSmall photo of Oral surgery operation,cist apicoectomy, dark operation roomSmall photo of geranium and marigold flowers potted in a stone cistSmall photo of Panoramic view of The Nine Maidens Stone Circle on Dartmoor in Devon. The stones would have originally encompassed a central burial cist. More...

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Scrabble value of C3I1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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