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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). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Compare Old Norse skrín, Old High German skrīni (German Schrein).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃɹaɪ̯n/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪn

NounEdit

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. (figuratively) 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.

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