relic

[ rel-ik ]
/ ˈrɛl ɪk /

noun

Origin of relic

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French relique < Latin reliquiae (plural) remains (> Old English reliquias), equivalent to reliqu(us) remaining + -iae plural noun suffix

Related forms

rel·ic·like, adjective
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relic

/ (ˈrɛlɪk) /

noun


Word Origin for relic

C13: from Old French relique, from Latin reliquiae remains, from relinquere to leave behind, relinquish
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