- IPA: /ʃɹaɪ̯n/
shrine (plural shrines)
- A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
- A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
- (figuratively) A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.
- a shrine of art
- French: sanctuaire, lieu saint
- German: Heiligtum; (chiefly non-Christian also) Schrein; (Christian also, with specific meanings) Grabkirche; Heiligenkapelle; Bildstock; Wegekreuz
- Italian: reliquiario, santuario, edicola
- Portuguese: relicário, santuário, oratório
- Russian: ра́ка
- Spanish: santuario
shrine (shrines, present participle shrining; past and past participle shrined)
- To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- Shrined in his sanctuary.