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reliquary

[rel-i-kwer-ee] /ˈrɛl ɪˌkwɛr i/
noun, plural reliquaries.
1.
a repository or receptacle for relics.
Origin of reliquary
1650-1660
1650-60; < Middle French reliquaire < Medieval Latin reliquiārium, equivalent to Latin reliqui(ae) remains (see relic) + -ārium -ary
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reliquary

/ˈrɛlɪkwərɪ/
noun (pl) -quaries
1.
a receptacle or repository for relics, esp relics of saints
Word Origin
C17: from Old French reliquaire, from reliquerelic
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Word Origin and History for reliquary
n.

"receptacle for keeping relics," 1650s, from French reliquaire (14c.), from relique (see relic).

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