Translation of relic in Spanish:

relic

Pronunciation: /ˈrelɪk/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (object) reliquia (feminine) the ceremony is a relic from medieval times la ceremonia es un vestigio de una tradición medieval are you still driving that old relic? [colloquial/familiar] ¿todavía tienes esa cascarria antediluviana? [colloquial/familiar]
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    • The saddle no longer looked like an interesting historical relic but an instrument of torture.
    • It's a city packed full of historical monuments and relics, of myths and legends, which seem to come to life every time you walk through its century old streets.
    • Models of historic buildings and cultural relics enable architects and archaeologists to study their subject in closer detail than might otherwise be possible.
    1.2 [Religion/Religión] reliquia (feminine)
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    • The holy relic is believed to protect the 25 sq. km. former Portuguese colony, on the doorstep of China, from natural disasters.
    • Pilgrimages to the sites of miracles and holy relics grew ever more popular, and the number of such places increased.
    • The reverence shown for relics has roots in the celebration of the Eucharist over the graves of the first Christian martyrs.

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