Etymology

1. reliquary

noun. a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints).

Etymology

  • reliquaire (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • reliquiarium (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word reliquary


1. Noun, singular or mass
St. Stephen's Basilica, a monumental neoclassical church, houses the saint's right hand in its reliquary.

2. Adjective
I call it 'the reliquary' because it's a platform for your collection of found objects.

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