What is another word for reliquary?

Pronunciation: [ɹɪlˈɪkwəɹi] (IPA)

A reliquary is a container made to hold and showcase items of religious significance. However, there are several synonyms that can be used in place of reliquary. One option is "shrine," which is often used to describe a place or object that holds a sacred or revered object. Another synonym is "casket," although this term is more commonly used to describe a container for human remains. "Chapel," "sanctum," and "tabernacle" are also possible synonyms for reliquary, each implying a specific kind of religious significance or context. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the particular object being described and the writer's intended tone or message.

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What are the hypernyms for Reliquary?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Reliquary?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for reliquary (as nouns)

Usage examples for Reliquary

My lady's garden was a reliquary of soft whispers, and Paul by the magic of his genius reclaimed them all and was at once the lover and the mistress.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer
See his Thousand Years of a Cathedral Library in the reliquary for Jan 1901, p.
"The Care of Books"
John Willis Clark
Painters associated themselves in the same ideal of beauty with architects, they united in an indestructible relation cathedrals and saints, only reversing the usual process-they framed the jewel according to the shrine, and modelled the relics for the reliquary.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

Famous quotes with Reliquary

  • As related, the bank was one of those eastern ones, with Roman pillars and cathedral dimness and, I suspect, a piece of Plymouth Rock in a reliquary.
    Poul Anderson

Related words: antique reliquary, religious reliquary, catholic reliquary, reliquary cross, jesus reliquary, reliquary in spanish, tomb of saints reliquary cross

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