CET6+ TEM4 GRE TOEFL
1. relic => relict : 阿姨立刻死.
2. relic => 复数：relics (阿姨立刻死) => 阿姨立刻死，留下遗物、遗体。
来自古法语 relique,遗留物，来自拉丁语 reliquiae(-e,复数)，来自 relinquere,留下，留给，来 自 re-,向后，往回，linquere,留下，留给，词源同 delinquency,relinquish.引申诸相关词义。
- relic:  A relic is etymologically something ‘left’ behind. The word comes via Old French relique from Latin reliquiae ‘remains, particularly of a dead saint’. This was a noun use of the feminine plural of reliquus ‘remaining’, an adjective formed with the prefix re- from the base *liq- ‘leave’ (source also of English delinquent  – etymologically ‘leaving things undone’ – and relinquish , and also of ellipse, lend, and loan).
=> delinquent, ellipse, lend, loan, relinquish
- relic (n.)
- early 13c., "body part or other object from a holy person," from Old French relique (11c., plural reliques), from Late Latin reliquiæ (plural) "remains of a martyr," in classical Latin "remains, remnants," noun use of fem. plural of reliquus "remaining, that which remains," related to relinquere (perfective reliqui) "to leave behind" (see relinquish). Sense of "remains, ruins" is from early 14c. Old English used reliquias, directly from Latin.
- 1. The building stands as the last remaining relic of the town's cotton industry.
- 2. This stone axe is a relic of ancient times.
- 3. A relic is a historical object and reminder of the past.
- 4. Germany's asylum law is a relic of an era in European history which has passed.
- 5. He found himself thinking of the man as a relic from the past.
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