reliquiae

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin reliquiae

NounEdit

reliquiae pl (plural only)

  1. Remains, especially of fossil organisms.
    • 1831, Philosophical Magazine (volume 9, page 435)
      The most abundant fossil remains of plants belong to terrestrial tribes; but the animal reliquiæ are mostly of aquatic origin; []
  2. (archaeology) Artifacts; things made or modified by human art.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From relinquō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /reˈli.kʷi.ae̯/, [rɛˈlʲɪ.kᶣi.ae̯]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /reˈli.kwi.e/, [rɛˈliː.kwi.ɛ]
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NounEdit

reliquiae f pl (genitive reliquiārum); first declension

  1. remains, relics
  2. remnants
  3. survivors
  4. genitive singular of reliquia
  5. vocative plural of reliquia

Usage notesEdit

Almost always plural; the genitive singular reliquiae is attested.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative reliquiae
Genitive reliquiārum
Dative reliquiīs
Accusative reliquiās
Ablative reliquiīs
Vocative reliquiae

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