Lich vs Lynch - What's the difference?
As a noun lich
is (archaic) a corpse or dead body.
As a proper noun lynch is
(archaic) A corpse or dead body.
, author=Poul Anderson
, title=Time Patrolman
, 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.
First attested , from (Lynch law) that appeared in .
(pejorative) To execute (somebody) without a proper legal trial or procedure, especially by hanging.
* (execute without a proper legal trial) string up
* lynch mob