From Middle English cheste, chiste, from Old English ċest, ċist, from Proto-West Germanic *kistu ("chest, box"), from Latin cista ("chest, box"), from Ancient Greek κίστη ("chest, box, basket, hamper"), from Proto-Indo-European *kisteh₂ ("woven container").
Germanic cognates include Scots kist, West Frisian kiste, Dutch kist, German Kiste.
From Middle English chest, cheste, cheeste, cheaste, from Old English ċēast, ċēas. Related to Old Frisian kāse ("strife, contention"), Old Saxon caest ("quarrel, dispute"), Old High German kōsa ("speech, story, account").
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