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shrine

noun [C] uk   /ʃraɪn/ us  
a place for worship that is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object: Islam's most sacred shrine is at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. a special place in which you remember and praise someone who has died, especially someone famous: She's turned her bedroom into a shrine to the dead pop star and covered the walls with pictures of him.
Translations of “shrine”
in Korean 사당, 성지…
in Arabic مَقام, ضَريح…
in French lieu saint, châsse…
in Turkish tapınak, türbe, kutsal yer…
in Italian santuario, reliquiario…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖地, 神龕, 聖壇…
in Russian храм, святыня…
in Polish sanktuarium…
in Spanish santuario, relicario…
in Portuguese santuário…
in German das Heiligengrab, der Reliquienschrein…
in Catalan santuari…
in Japanese 聖堂, 祭壇, 神社…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣地, 神龛, 圣坛…
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