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Topic: RELIGION

Language: Old English
Origin: scrin, from Latin scrinium 'case, box'

shrine

noun
     
shrine [countable]
1RR a place that is connected with a holy event or holy person, and that people visit to pray
shrine of/to
his pilgrimage to the shrine of St John
2 a place that people visit and respect because it is connected with a famous person or event:
Elvis's home has become a shrine for his fans.
shrine to
The museum is a shrine to the great Spanish artist.
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