reliquary

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rel·i·quar·y

 (rĕl′ĭ-kwĕr′ē)
n. pl. rel·i·quar·ies
A receptacle, such as a coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred relics.

[French reliquaire, from Old French, from relique, relic, from Late Latin reliquiae, sacred relics; see relic.]

reliquary

(ˈrɛlɪkwərɪ) or

reliquaire

n, pl -quaries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a receptacle or repository for relics, esp relics of saints
[C17: from Old French reliquaire, from relique relic]

rel•i•quar•y

(ˈrɛl ɪˌkwɛr i)

n., pl. -quar•ies.
a repository or receptacle for relics.
[1650–60; < Middle French reliquaire < Medieval Latin reliquiārium= Latin reliqui(ae) remains (see relic) + -ārium -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reliquary - a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)reliquary - a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Translations

reliquary

[ˈrelɪkwərɪ] Nrelicario m

reliquary

[ˈrɛlɪkwəri] nreliquaire m

reliquary

nReliquiar nt, → Reliquienschrein m

reliquary

[ˈrɛlɪkwərɪ] nreliquiario
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