Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: re·liq·ui·ae
Pronunciation: /rəˈlikwēˌī, -wēˌē

Definition of reliquiae in English:

plural noun

1.1 Geology Fossil remains of animals or plants.


mid 17th century: Latin, feminine plural (used as a noun) of reliquus 'remaining', based on linquere 'to leave'.

Definition of reliquiae in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasərˈdōtl
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly