令 - Dong Chinese dictionary

lìnglínglǐng

command

Depicts a person () receiving commands from a mouth () above them.

Components
口 iconic component

  Iconic component

kǒu

  

mouth

卩 iconic component

  Iconic component

jié

  

person kneeling

Evolution

令 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
令 Bronze script Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)

Bronze script

Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)
令 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
令 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
令 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

lìng

command, order; 'commandant', magistrate; allow, cause; to order; to command; an order; warrant; writ; to cause; to make sth happen; virtuous; honorific title; season; government position (old)

 

Líng

see 令狐[Líng​hú]

 

líng

see 脊令[jí​líng]

 

lǐng

classifier for a ream of paper

Most common words with 令
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to order

命令

order

令人

to cause one (to do sth)

指令

order

下令

to command

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 28 characters