Reliquiae
Reliquiae Re*liq"ui*[ae] (r?-l?k"w?-?), n. pl. [L. See {Relic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Remains of the dead; organic remains; relics. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Same as {Induvi[ae]}. [1913 Webster]


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  • RELIQUIAE — Graece λείψανα, ossa olim defunctorum, quae post crematum remanserant cadaver. Quippe numquam in corpus flammas, eousque saevire passi sunt, ut totum illud eonsumerent, sed osla cineresque asservabant sollicite, hos quidem in tumulum aggerentes,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • reliquiae — remains, 1650s, Latin, plural of reliquus remaining, related to relinquere (perf. reliqui) to leave behind (see RELINQUISH (Cf. relinquish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reliquiae — [ri lik′wē ē΄] pl.n. [L: see RELIC] remains, as of fossil organisms …   English World dictionary

  • reliquiae — noun plural Etymology: Latin more at relic Date: 1654 remains of the dead ; relics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reliquiae — /ri lik wee ee /, n. (used with a pl. v.) remains, as those of fossil organisms. [1825 35; < L; see RELIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • reliquiae — [rɪ lɪkwɪi:] plural noun formal remains. Origin C17: L., feminine plural (used asnoun) of reliquus remaining …   English new terms dictionary

  • reliquiae — n. pl. Fossil remains …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • reliquiae — re·liq·ui·ae …   English syllables

  • reliquiae — re•liq•ui•ae [[t]rɪˈlɪk wiˌi[/t]] n. (used with a pl. v.) remains, as those of fossil organisms • Etymology: 1825–35; < L; see relic …   From formal English to slang

  • reliquiae — /rəˈlɪkwiˌi/ (say ruh likwee.ee) plural noun remains, as those of fossil organisms. {Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

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