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shrine

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English shryne, from Old English scrīn (reliquary, ark of the covenant), from Latin scrīnium (case or chest for books or papers). Of unknown origin. Compare Old Norse skrín, Old High German skrīni.

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shrine (plural shrines)

  1. A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
  2. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
  3. A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.
    a shrine of art

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shrine (third-person singular simple present shrines, present participle shrining, simple past and past participle shrined)

  1. To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.
    Shrined in his sanctuary. — Milton.

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