Definition of reliquiae in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈlikwēˌī/ Pronunciation: /-wēˌē/

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'.

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Syllabification: re·liq·ui·ae

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