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1. Something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared: "Corporal punishment was a relic of barbarism" (Cyril Connolly).
2. Something cherished for its age or historic interest.
3. An object kept for its association with the past; a memento.
4. An object of religious veneration, especially a piece of the body or a personal item of a saint.
5. or relics A corpse; remains.
[Middle English relik, object of religious veneration, from Old French relique, from Late Latin reliquiae, sacred relics, from Latin, remains, from reliquus, remaining, from relinquere, relīqu-, to leave behind; see relinquish.]
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1. something that has survived from the past, such as an object or custom
2. something kept as a remembrance or treasured for its past associations; keepsake
3. (usually plural) a remaining part or fragment
4. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) RC Church Eastern Churches part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy
5. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Eastern Churches part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy
6. informal an old or old-fashioned person or thing
7. (plural) archaic the remains of a dead person; corpse
8. (Biology) ecology a less common term for relict1
[C13: from Old French relique, from Latin reliquiae remains, from relinquere to leave behind, relinquish]
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1. a surviving memorial of something past.
2. an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past.
3. a surviving trace of something: a custom that is a relic of paganism.
a. remaining parts or fragments.
b. the remains of a deceased person.
5. something kept in remembrance; souvenir; memento.
6. a body, body part, or personal object associated with a saint or martyr and preserved as worthy of veneration.
7. a once widespread linguistic form that survives in a limited area but is otherwise obsolete.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French relique < Latin reliquiae (pl.) remains (> Old English reliquias) =reliqu(us) remaining + -iae pl. n. suffix]
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A part of the body or something used or associated with a saint or other very important religious figure such as the Buddha.
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|Noun||1.||relic - an antiquity that has survived from the distant past|
antiquity - an artifact surviving from the past
archeological remains - a relic that has been excavated from the soil
|2.||relic - something of sentimental value |
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
love-token - keepsake given as a token of love
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kutsal emanet/kalıntıtarihi kalıntıyadigâr
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1. something left from a past time. relics of an ancient civilization. reliek بَقِيَّه، أثَر останка relíquia památka das Relikt levn υπόλειμμα, απομεινάριvestigio säile باقی مانده از گذشته jäänne vestigeשריד अवशेष relikt, ostatak ereklye, emlék (barang) peninggalan menjar; (forn)minjar vestigia 遺物 유물 reliktas paliekas peninggalan kuno overblijfsellevning, fornminnezabytek مقدسات، تبركات، مبارك شيان بقايا: نښې نښانى: يادكار relíquia vestigiu реликвия pamiatka ostanek relikvija kvarleva, rest ของสืบทอด tarihi kalıntı, yadigâr 文物 слід; реліквії یادگار di vật 遗迹
2. something connected with, especially the bones of, a dead person (especially a saint). oorblyfsel رُفات мощи relíquia relikvie die Reliquie relikvie λείψανοreliquia maised jäänused بقایا؛ استخوان یا اشیا وابسته به مقدسین pyhäinjäännös relique שָׂרִיד מְקוּדָש किसी मृत व्यक्ति के जुड़ी कोई चीज खास कर हड्डी smrtni ostaci földi maradványok relik helgur dómur reliquia 聖骨 유품 relikvijos relikvija peninggalan artifak relikwierelikvie relikwia مقدسات relíquia relicvă мощи relikvia relikvija posmrtni ostaci relik พระบรมสารีริกธาตุ kutsal emanet/kalıntı 死者(尤指聖徒)遺骸或遺物 мощі باقیات di hài （宗教语）圣骨，圣人遗物
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