Likam meaning

(UK dialectal) A dead body; corpse.
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Origin of likam

  • 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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