plural noun, singular ci·me·li·um [si-mee-lee-uh m, -meel-yuh m] /sɪˈmi li əm, -ˈmil yəm/.
treasures, especially church treasures, as art objects or jeweled vestments.
Origin of cimelia
1655–65; < Medieval Latin < Greek keimḗlion heirloom, treasure, akin to keîsthai to lie, be stored away; see cemetery
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