Hierotheca
Hierotheca Hi`er*o*the"ca, n.; pl. {-c[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; "iero`s sacred + ? chest.] A receptacle for sacred objects. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hierothēca — Hierothēca, 1) Behältniß heiliger Dinge; 2) das Grab heiliger Personen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • -cae — Hierotheca Hi er*o*the ca, n.; pl. { c[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; iero s sacred + ? chest.] A receptacle for sacred objects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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