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MARCH 5, 2001 - APRIL 25,2001
         

Definitions From Webster's online Dictionary

reliquary: Pronunciation: 're-l&-kwer-E noun Inflected Form(s):plural- quaries
Etymology: French reliquaire, from Medieval Latin reliquiarium, from reliquia relic --
1: a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept

relic: Pronunciation: 're-lik' noun
Etymology: Middle English relik, <from Old French relique, from Medieval Latin reliquia, from Late Latin reliquiae, plural, remains of a martyr, from Latin, remains, from relinquere to leave behind
Date: 13th century
1 a:. an object esteemed and venerated because of association with a saint or martyr b. souvenir, memento
2: plural remains, corpes
3: a survivor or remnant left after decay, disintegration, or disappearance
4: a trace of some past or outmoded practice, custom, or belief

 
 

 
 

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