shrine | sh rīn|


a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, typically marked by a building or other construction.

• a place associated with or containing memorabilia of a particular revered person or thing : her grave has become a shrine for fans from all over the world.

• a casket containing sacred relics; a reliquary.

• a niche or enclosure containing a religious statue or other object.

verb [ trans. ] poetic/literary


ORIGIN Old English scrīn [cabinet, chest, reliquary,] of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schrijn and German Schrein, from Latin scrinium ‘chest for books.’