enshrine vs shrine what difference

what is difference between enshrine and shrine

English

Etymology

From en- +‎ shrine.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈʃɹʌɪn/, /ɛnˈʃɹʌɪn/

Verb

enshrine (third-person singular simple present enshrines, present participle enshrining, simple past and past participle enshrined)

  1. (transitive) To enclose (a sacred relic etc.) in a shrine or chest.
  2. (transitive) To preserve or cherish (something) as though in a shrine; to preserve or contain, especially with some reverence.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 256:
      At the centre of Muhammad’s achievement was the extraordinary poetry which enshrined his revelations.
  3. To protect an idea, ideal, or philosophy within an official law or treaty
    Other measures, such as compensation for victims, will be enshrined in the proposed new law.

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English

Etymology

From Middle English shryne, from Old English scrīn (reliquary, ark of the covenant), from Latin scrīnium (case or chest for books or papers). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Compare Old Norse skrín, Old High German skrīni (German Schrein).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃɹaɪ̯n/
  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Noun

shrine (plural shrines)

  1. A holy or sacred place dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, or similar figure of awe and respect, at which said figure is venerated or worshipped.
  2. A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
  3. (figuratively) A place or object hallowed from its history or associations.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

shrine (third-person singular simple present shrines, present participle shrining, simple past and past participle shrined)

  1. To enshrine; to place reverently, as if in a shrine.

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Anagrams

  • Hiners, Hirens, Shiner, renshi, rhines, shiner

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