Origin of kistMiddle English kiste from Old Norse kista, akin to German kiste from Classical Latin cista: see chest
Variant of cist2
- (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of kiss
(third-person singular simple present kists, present participle kisting, simple past and past participle kisted)
- (Scotland) To place in a coffin.
Possibly from Old Norse kista (chest); but see also cist (“crypt”).