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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), West Frisian lichem ‎(body), Dutch lichaam ‎(body), German Leichnam ‎(body, corpse), Danish legeme ‎(body), Swedish lekamen ‎(body), Icelandic líkami ‎(body).


likam ‎(plural likams)

  1. (obsolete or Britain dialectal) The human body.
  2. (Britain dialectal) A dead body; corpse.
  3. (archaic or obsolete) Likeness; face; countenance.

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