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lich

[lich] /lɪtʃ/
noun, British Obsolete
1.
the body; the trunk.
2.
a dead body; corpse.
Also, lych.
Origin
900
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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