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  1. lychgate, lichgatenoun

    a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals


  1. lichgate

    A lychgate, also spelled lichgate, lycugate, lyke-gate or as two separate words lych gate, (from Old English lic, corpse), also wych gate, is a gateway covered with a roof found at the entrance to a traditional English or English-style churchyard. The name resurrection gate is also used. Examples exist also outside the British Isles in places such as Newfoundland, the Upland South and Texas in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, and Sweden.


  1. lichgate

    A lichgate, also known as a lychgate or corpse gate, is a roofed gateway typically found at the entrance of a traditional English or other North European churchyard. It is used for sheltering a coffin until the clergyman arrives to conduct the burial ceremony. This structure is usually composed of a roof with two or four sides, often built with heavy timber and covered with tiles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lichgate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lichgate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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