Cl kyst, pl. kystes; Pat pl. kysttes; WA kist, pl. kistis, kystez
'chest'(Modern English )
The lack of palatalization suggests ME kyst (in contrast to ME chest(e), PDE chest < OE cyst, cist 'chest') was borrowed from ON kista 'chest'; the source of both is Lat cista < Greek κίστη 'box, chest'.
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
(ONP kista (sb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far kista, Icel kista, Norw kista, kiste, Dan kiste, Sw kista
cyst, cist 'chest'
Phonological and morphological markers
absence of palatalization of */k/
Forms with spellings indicating absence of palatalization are characteristically N/NM in ME (MED, OED) and MnE, although EDD also has more widespread citations.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Pe 271; Cl 346, 449 464 etc.; Pat 159; WA 1043, 3148, 4357
Used repeatedly to refer to the Ark in Cl.