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Etymology

From Old French cisterne (Modern French citerne) from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cisterna from cista (box), from Ancient Greek κίστη (kistē), box).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
cistern

Plural
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  1. A reservoir or tank for holding water, especially for catching and holding rainwater for later use.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In a flush toilet, the container in which the water used for flushing is held; a toilet tank.
    "Pulling the chain" remains a British euphemism for flushing the toilet, although such elevated cisterns are now relatively uncommon.
  3. (anatomy) A cisterna.

Translations


Swedish

Noun

Inflection for cistern Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive

cistern c.

  1. cistern, tank

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