Meaning of kishen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɪʃ(ə)n/


(also kishan)
dialect, historical, rare British
  • A unit of capacity for dry goods equal to eight quarts (approx. 9.09 litres). Also figurative: a large quantity.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Journal Manx Museum. Apparently from Manx kishan, cognate with or formed similarly to Irish ciseán kind of basket from cis wicker container + -án diminutive suffix.