relique

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

relique (plural reliques)

  1. Obsolete form of relic.
    • 1632, John Milton, "On Shakespear. 1630":
      What needs my Shakespear for his honour'd Bones,
      The labour of an age in piled Stones,
      Or that his hallow'd reliques should be hid
      Under a Star-ypointing Pyramid?

References[edit]

  • relique” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin reliquiae (relics).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

relique f (plural reliques)

  1. relic (religious)
  2. remnant

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

relique f (oblique plural reliques, nominative singular relique, nominative plural reliques)

  1. relic (religious)