ciste

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n m. (AS ciste or directly from Lat. cista LEIA C-107 ) chest, treasure, riches :'c.¤ gl. cista, Ir. Gl. 199 . cisdi nach roichet foglaidi, IT iii 104.20 . i c.¤ choitchend na sruthi the Corbona, PH 3229 . cisde an Goill `the treasure of the Norseman', Ériu xvii 22 § 19 . nochar taisced peinginn rīam / do chisti ag Colum na clīar, ZCP vii 304 § 15 . a cur amugu in chisti moir do theacrais, YBL 152b20 . cisde ar gcradh treasury of our riches, DDána 42.40 . Of coffin: cisde na marbh, cróchar, Eg. Gl. 116 . gcasgadh (= gaisgedh?) uaile Chloinn Cholla / a cc.¤ ag bpun bpefrogha `in a coffin', Rel. Celt. ii 258.2 . Fig. cisde na bochtaine, RSClára 52b . ag dénamh cisti feirgi dhuit féin, Mac Aingil 780 = thesaurizas tibi iram ( Romans ii 5 ).

Transf. of persons: Maelodhor cáem c.¤ `dear treasure', Gorm. 25 . laoich as cisde do chliaraibh (of Síl Suibhne), DDána 102.5 . mo chnú ┐ mo ch.¤ -se (of beloved musician), Keat. Poems 281 . With follg. gen. in favourable and unfavourable sense: c.¤ na cánoine (Maedóc Ferna), BNnÉ 286.2 . cisde taisccedha ind ecnai (of bishop), AU ii 174.10 = AFM iii 8.12 . bearna . . . / ar chisde fheadhma Éireann (of poet's victory over patron), DDána 82.1 . c.¤ an chrábhaidh (St. Augustine), TSh. 5145 . a ch.¤ comthinoil cech pheccaid (of body of damned), PH 8222 .