plural noun

re·​liq·​ui·​ae ri-ˈli-kwē-ˌī How to pronounce reliquiae (audio)
: remains of the dead : relics

Word History


Latin — more at relic

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reliquiae was in 1654

Dictionary Entries Near reliquiae

Cite this Entry

“Reliquiae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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