Definición de lych-house en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈlɪtʃhaʊs/
(also lich-house)


A building in which dead bodies are kept until burial or cremation.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He had the corpse brought up and laid in his lych-house.
  • He thought the lych-house, at the entrance of the cemetery, a most necessary building, and one which should be provided in all instances.
  • Then came the mournful detail - Six Bearers with staves and planks sent off to bring the Stranger - my Lych House cleared and a plank or two laid to receive the dead.


Middle English: from Old English līc 'body' + house.

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