The definition of a shrine is a holy or sacred place, or a small area or monument dedicated to someone, or a place known as the site of a religious occurrence or a historical event.(noun)
See shrine in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME schrin < OE scrin < L scrinium, chest, box, orig., a round container < IE *(s)krei- < base *(s)ker-, to turn: see shrink
See shrine in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English scrīn, box
Origin: , from Latin scrīnium, case for books or papers.
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