lykewake

noun
lyke·wake | \ˈlīˌkwāk\

Definition of lykewake 

now chiefly Scottish

: the night watch kept over a corpse — compare wake entry 2 sense 3a

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History and Etymology for lykewake

Middle English lych wake, from lych, lich lich + wake

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