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Definition of Shrine


  1. Short for Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a secret order professedly originated by one Kalif Alu, a son-in-law of Mohammed, at Mecca, in the year of the Hegira 25 (about 646 a. d.) In the modern order, established in the United States in 1872, only Knights Templars or thirty-second degree Masons are eligible for admission, though the order itself is not Masonic.
  2. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
  3. Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.
  4. A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art.
  5. To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.

Shrine Translations

shrine in German is Heiligengrab, Schrein
shrine in Swedish is skrin, helgongrav, helgonskrin