Lich vs Lynch - What's the difference?

lich | lynch |


As a noun lich

is (archaic) a corpse or dead body.

As a proper noun lynch is

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lich

English

(wikipedia lich)

Noun

(es)
  • (archaic) A corpse or dead body.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1983 , year_published= , edition= , editor= , author=Poul Anderson , title=Time Patrolman , chapter= , url= , genre=Sci-Fi , publisher= , isbn=9780812530766 , page= , passage=She saw him again that eventide, but then he was a reddened lich . }}
  • (fantasy, roleplay) A reanimated corpse or undead being.
  • *1974 , (Karl Edward Wagner), ‘Sticks’:
  • *:It was a lich ’s face – desiccated flesh tight over its skull.
  • Derived terms

    * lichgate * lych-gate ----

    lynch

    English

    (wikipedia lynch)

    Etymology 1

    First attested , from (Lynch law) that appeared in .

    Verb

    (es)
  • (pejorative) To execute (somebody) without a proper legal trial or procedure, especially by hanging.
  • Synonyms
    * (execute without a proper legal trial) string up
    Derived terms
    * lynching * lynch mob

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • English eponyms ----