From Middle High German schrīn, from Old High German scrīn, from Latin scrīnium. Cognate with Dutch schrijn, English shrine. In older German, Schrein meant exclusively a case or box; the sense “sanctuary” is likely influenced by the English word.
- (archaic) a wooden case or box; a cupboard (in general)
- (also religion) an ornate case, typically but not necessarily wooden, to hold valuable things, especially relics
- (religion) a sanctuary, especially non-Christian, dedicated to some saint or deity
Declension of Schrein
- “Schrein” in Duden online