Definitions

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  • n. The human body.
  • n. A dead body; corpse.
  • n. Likeness; face; countenance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The human body.

Etymologies

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From Middle English likam, licam, licame, lichame, from Old English līcema, līchama ("body, corpse; trunk"), from Proto-Germanic *līkahamô (“body, bodily frame, corpse”), equivalent to like (“body, lich”) +‎ hame (“covering, case”). Cognate with Scots lekame ("body"), Eastern Frisian licman ("body"), West Frisian lichem ("body"), Dutch lichaam ("body"), German Leichnam ("body, corpse"), Danish legeme ("body"), Swedish lekamen ("body"), Icelandic líkami ("body").

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