From Middle English lich, from Old English līċ, from Proto-Germanic *līką, from Proto-Indo-European *līg-. Cognate with Dutch lijk, German Leiche, Norwegian lik, Swedish lik, Danish lig.
lich (plural liches)
- (archaic) A corpse or dead body. [from 9th c.]
- (fantasy, roleplay) A reanimated corpse or undead being, particularly a still-intelligent undead spellcaster.
From Middle English līke, līch (“like”); see like and -like for more. Compare -ly.
lich (comparative more lich, superlative most lich)
- (obsolete) Like; resembling; equal.