Meaning of RELIC in English
1》 an object of interest surviving from an earlier time.
↘a surviving but outdated object, custom, or belief.
2》 a part of a deceased holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence.
ME: from OFr. relique (orig. plural), from L. reliquiae (see reliquiae ).
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004