Old English sb English
Ly sfxUsed to form adjectives from nouns, the adjectives having the sense of "like or characteristic of what is denoted by the noun". (friendly). 2. Used to form adjectives from nouns specifying time intervals, the adjectives having the sense of "occurring at such intervals". (monthly, daily).
Lych-bell n.Bell (lich-bell) held in hand, and rung before or as the coffin is brought into the church.
Lychgate nThe roofed gateway to a churchyard which the corpse is set down, to await the clergyman's arrival; lich-house
Lych-house nMortuary, morgue, lich-house, funeral parlour, undertaker's (home).
Lych-owl n.The Screech-owl, so called because its cry was supposed to portent death in an hour; lich-owl.
Lychwake nThe funeral feast or the waking, or watching of a corpse all night long.
Lychwale nA plant, the gromwell; lichwale.
Lychway n(Lich-way)The path by which a funeral is conveyed to church, which infrequently deviates from the ordinary road. It was long supposed that wherever a body passed became a public thoroughfare.
Lychwort n.Peritoria or Parietaria officinalis, also sometimes spelt: "lichewort"
Lychy adv.Like a body, deathly, mournful
Lye n.Alkalized water, detergent, soap. 2. any strong alkaline solution, especially of potassium hydroxide used for washing or cleansing 3. lixivium.
Lyed adjSteeped or soaked in lye or dye.
Lye-pot n.A vessel to hold lye for use aa s hair wash.
Lying n.The action of telling a lie or untruth. See "lie"
Lying adj.Reclining. 2
Lying-innThe final stages of pregnancy; accouchement; lying. 2. of, or relating to childbirth.
Lyingly advIn a lying manner; mendacious.
Lyke-wake n.OE: "lich" a body & wake: stay awake. 2. the watch or vigil kept through the night over a dead body.
Lythe adj
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