lich

lich

[lich]
noun British Obsolete.
1.
the body; the trunk.
2.
a dead body; corpse.
Also, lych.


Origin:
before 900; Middle English liche body (alive or dead), Old English līc; cognate with Dutch lijk, German Leiche, Old Norse līk, Gothic leik. See like1

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lich
southern dialectal survival of O.E. lic "body, dead body, corpse," cognate with O.Fris. lik, Du. lijk, O.H.G. lih, Ger. leiche "dead body," O.N. lik, Dan. lig, Goth. leik, from P.Gmc. *likow.
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