likam

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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Noun[edit]

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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