'appearance' (Modern English likeness)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
líkr ‘like, alike’; cp. líkneski (neut)., líkneskja (fem.) 'shape, form, image, etc.'
(ONP glíkr (adj.); líkneski (sb.) (n.)., líkneskja (sb.)(f.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Phonological and morphological markers
Apethetic forms are attested early in Nhb OE (licness- in the Lindisfarne Gospels). MED has widespread citations, beginning with Orrm (and incl. Gower and Lydgate), of which N texts perhaps feature disproportionately.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus