Lyke-wake


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  • lyke wake — [lʌɪk] noun Brit. a night spent watching over a dead body. Origin ME: from lyke (from OE līc body : cf. lychgate) + wake1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • lyke-wake — n. Brit. a night watch over a dead body. Etymology: perh. f. ON: cf. LICH( GATE), WAKE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lyke-wake — North Country (Newcastle) Words the watching of a corpse previous to interment …   English dialects glossary

  • Lyke-Wake Dirge — The Lyke Wake Dirge is a traditional English song that tells a Christian tale (although the ideas and the imagery may be pre Christian Fact|date=January 2008) of the soul s travel, and the hazards it faces, on its way from earth to Heaven. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Lyke Wake Walk — The Lyke Wake Walk was started by a local farmer, Bill Cowley, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England, in 1955. He claimed that one could walk 40 miles over the North York Moors from east to west (or vice versa) on heather all the way except… …   Wikipedia

  • Lyke-Wake Dirge, The —    This song is quoted by Aubrey (1686/1880: 31 2) as having been sung at wakes in Yorkshire up to 1616, by women who came specially for the purpose. It is both a prayer for the dead, with the refrain Christ receive thy soul , and an account of… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Willie's Lyke-Wake — is Child ballad 25. [Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads , [http://www.sacred texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch025.htm Willie s Lyke Wake ] ] ynopsisWillie sets up his wake and lies in his winding cloth. His love discovers this and …   Wikipedia

  • lyke — lyke·wake; …   English syllables

  • wake — kit·ti·wake; late·wake; leath·wake; lyke·wake; re·wake; wake·ful; wake; wake·less; wake·rife; wake·board; wake·ful·ly; wake·ful·ness; …   English syllables

  • lake-wake — erroneous form of lyke wake …   Useful english dictionary

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