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Remains, as of fossil organisms.

[Latin, remains; see relic.]


pl n
(Palaeontology) archaic fossil remains of animals or plants
[C19: from Latin: remains]


(rɪˈlɪk wiˌi)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
remains, as those of fossil organisms.
[1825–35; < Latin; see relic]
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The word relic comes from the Latin reliquiae, meaning "remains" or "something left behind" (the same root as relinquish).
a question must also be raised about where such emblems were quartered: it is not clear that emblems were necessarily always housed within a temple, (41) and it is interesting to speculate that they might have been kept as the reliquiae of neighborhood shrines, the holy objects of the neighborhood.
Cicerone usa altra volta la precisa espressione reliquiae rerum (div.
Her fantastic week continued with news that she has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy show for a sculptural work Reliquiae and the Cadaverous Angel.
Reliquiae Diluvianae, or observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures, and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge.
Adiectae sunt Varronis et Senecae Saturae similesque reliquiae.
8) For instance, Bruni, 2001, 10-11, writes: "And there still exist today remains of ancient buildings that must command our admiration even amidst the present splendor of Florence" ("Et extant sane hodieque permanent vetustorum reliquiae operum vel in hac nostri temporis magnificentia civitatis admirandae").
The finds were placed on public display in a small museum constructed by the corporation at the top of Bath Street, and the discoveries were drawn together in Samuel Lysons's Reliquiae Romano Britannicae (1813), which included a reconstruction of the impressive front of the Temple of Minerva.
Quaestionum Homericarum ad Iliadem pertinentium reliquiae.
Poesis philosophica, sed saltem, Reliquiae poesis philosophicae, Empedoclis, Parmenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi.
Indeed, Scott himself promoted this allusion by titling his unfinished catalogue of books and antiques Reliquiae Trottscosienses, or the Gabions of Jonathan Oldbuck (Lockhart 5: 105).
To cite only a single example involving a well-known composition, there are two versions of the motet "Timor et tremor," one published in the Reliquiae sacrorum concentuum (Nuremberg, 1615) and transmitted in several later manuscripts, and a second distinct version, preserved in the Berlin manuscript D-B Mus.