Definitions for shrineʃraɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shrineʃraɪn(n.; v.)shrined, shrin•ing.
(n.)any structure or place consecrated or devoted to some saint, holy person, or deity, as an altar, chapel, church, or the like.
a building enclosing the remains or relics of a saint.
any place or object hallowed by its history or associations:
a historic shrine.
a receptacle for sacred relics; a reliquary.
Origin of shrine:
bef. 1000; ME schrine, OE scrīn (c. OFris, ON skrīn, OHG scrīni) < L scrīnium case for papyrus rolls
a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
enclose in a shrine
"the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a religious building where people go to worship
a holy shrine
A holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.
Shrined in his sanctuary. uE000116766uE001 Milton.
Origin: shryne, from scrīn “reliquary, ark of the covenant”, from scrinium “case or chest for books or papers”. Of unknown origin. Compare Old Norse skrin, Old High German skrini
a case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint
any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like
a place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art
to enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine
A shrine is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated. A shrine at which votive offerings are made is called an altar. Shrines are found in many of the world's religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Wicca, Chinese folk religion and Shinto, as well as in secular and non-religious settings such as a war memorial. Shrines can be found in various settings, such as churches, temples, cemeteries, or in the home, although portable shrines are also found in some cultures. A shrine may become a focus of a cult image.
Translations for shrine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a holy or sacred place
Many people visited the shrine where the saint lay buried.
- heilige plekAfrikaans
- свето мястоBulgarian
- santuárioPortuguese (BR)
- svatyně, hrob světceCzech
- das HeiligengrabGerman
- ιερός χώρος, τόπος προσκυνήματοςGreek
- lieu saintFrench
- मंदिर, मकबराHindi
- spremnica za moći, svečev grobCroatian
- szent helyHungarian
- tempat suci, keramat, kuilIndonesian
- tempat suciMalay
- heilige plaatsDutch
- hellig sted, helligdomNorwegian
- زيارت، روضهPashto
- loc sfântRomanian
- hrob svätca; svätyňaSlovak
- helgedom, helig platsSwedish
- 聖地，神聖場所Chinese (Trad.)
- святиня; місце поклонінняUkrainian
- đền, nơi thờ cúngVietnamese
- 圣地，神圣场所Chinese (Simp.)
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