līc

līc, n.n: a body (living or dead – generally the latter). (LEECH / ˈliːtʃ)

Medieval manuscript illustrations of two people (one of whom is grey like a corpse) stealing bones from an open tomb containing a partially visible skeleton; a Latin inscription in red ink below the image identifies it as the tomb of John the Baptist.
Taymouth Hours; England (London?), 14th century; British Library, Yates Thompson MS 13, f. 109r. [bl.uk]

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