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líc

  • noun [ neuter ]
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Grammar
líc, es; n.
Wright's OE grammar
§311; §343; §562; §634;
A body [living or dead] generally the latter; the word remains in lich-gate, lyke-wake
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  • Líc oððe líchama

    corpus,

      Ælfc. Gr. 9, 32; Som. 12, 16.
  • Líc ǽgðer ge cuces ge deáðes corpus; líc oððe hreáw funus; líc oððe hold

    cadaver,

      Wrt. Voc. 85, 51-54: 49, 25.
  • Næs nán hús on eallum Egipta lande ðe líc inne ne lǽge

    neque erat domus, in qua non jaceret mortuus,

      Ex. 12, 30.
  • Ealle ða hwíle ðe ðæt líc biþ inne, ðǽr sceal beón gedrync and plega,

      Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 20, 25.
  • Ðǽr ðæs hǽlendes ne áléd wæs

    ubi positum fuerat corpus iesu,

      Jn. Skt. 20, 12.
  • Cwæþ ðæt his líc wǽre leóht and scéne,

      Cd. 14; Th. 17, 25; Gen. 265.
  • Ðendan bu somod líc and sáwle lifgan móte

    whilst both soul and body may live together,

      Exon. 27 a; Th. 81, 21; Cri. 1327.
  • Líc and gǽst, 46 b; Th. 160,

      8; Gú. 940: 50 a; Th. 172, 25; Gú. 1149.
  • Næs úre gemǽled ne líc ne leoþu

    neither body nor limbs were marked by the fire,

    74 a;
      Th. 278, 3; Jul. 592.
  • Líc sáre gebrocen, bánhús blódfág,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2808; An. 1406.
  • Ðé is gedál witod líces and sáwle,

      Cd. 43; Th. 57, 20; Gen. 931.
  • Sweostor mín líces mǽge

    my sister, kinswoman according to the flesh,

      89; Th. 110, 4; Gen. 1833.
  • Líces lustas

    lusts of the flesh,

      Exon. 71 b; Th. 267, 2; Jul. 409: 26 b; Th. 79, 28; Cri. 1297.
  • Gang tó ciricean tó ðæs hálgan Óswaldes líce and site ðǽr

    ingredere ecclesiam, et accedens ad sepulcrum Osualdi, ibi reside,

      Bd. 3, 12; S. 537, 9.
  • Stód se biscop æt ðam líce,

      4, 11; S. 580, 13: L. Edg. c. 65; Th. ii. 258, 13.
  • Bæþ wið ðam miclan líce

    a bath for elephantiasis,

      L. M. 1, 32; Lchdm. ii. 78, 18.
  • Mynte ðæt hé gedǽlde ánra gehwylces líf wið líce

    meant to part the life of each one from the body,

      Beo. Th. 1470; B. 733.
  • Hé ðæt andweorc of Adames líce áleoþode,

      Cd. 9; Th. 11, 18; Gen. 177.
  • Hé sceáf reáf of líce,

      76; Th. 94, 21; Gen. 1565.
  • Forþ gewát Cham of líce

    Ham died,

      79; Th. 97, 35; Gen. 1623.
  • Hí his líc námon and hine on byrgene lédon,

      Mk. Skt. 6, 29: Beo. Th. 4261; B. 2127: L. Eth. v. 12; Th. i. 308, 5: vi. 21; Th. i. 320, 6.
  • Ðæs mynstres bróðra dydon sce. Cúþberhtes líc of eorþan, and hí ðæt gemétton swá gesund swá hé ðágyt lifde,

      Shrn. 82, 14.
  • Se ús líf forgeaf, leomu, líc and gǽst,

      Exon. 19 a; Th. 48, 25; Cri. 777.
  • His [

    the Phœnix

    ] líc, 59 b; Th. 216, 14; Ph. 268.
  • Hé wearp hine ðá on wyrmes líc,

      Cd. 25; Th. 31, 26; Gen. 491.
  • Eowre líc sceolon sweltan on ðisum wéstene

    vestra cadavera jacebunt in solitudine,

      Num. 14, 32.
  • Ðǽr ðara arcebisceopa líc bebyrigde syndon

    ubi archiepiscopi Cantiæ sepeliri solent,

      Bd. 4, 1; S. 565, 5.
  • Forleósan líca gehwilc ðara ðe lífes gást fæðmum þeahte,

      Cd. 64; Th. 77, 26; Gen. 1281.
  • Lícu

    cadavera,

      Hymn. Surt. 52, 27.
Etymology
[Goth. leik: O. Sax. O. Frs. lík: Icel. lík: Dan. lig: Swed. lik: O. H. Ger. líh: Ger. leiche.]
Derived forms
DER. eofor-, wyrm-líc.
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