[ ri-lik-wee-ee ]
/ rɪˈlɪk wiˌi /
noun (used with a plural verb)
remains, as those of fossil organisms.
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Origin of reliquiae
From Latin, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at relic
Words nearby reliquiae
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Example sentences from the Web for reliquiae
This was completed in 1644, and appeared in 1651 along with the Reliquiae Wottonianae, a collection edited by Walton.The Age of Dryden|Richard Garnett
George Marline's Reliquiae divi Andreae was published in 1797.Life Of Johnson, Volume 5|Boswell
Two volumes of his Reliquiae were printed in Paris in the same year.
British Dictionary definitions for reliquiae
/ (rɪˈlɪkwɪˌiː) /
archaic fossil remains of animals or plants
Word Origin for reliquiae
C19: from Latin: remains
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