崖 - Dong Chinese dictionary

cliff

A mountain  precipice  also provides the pronunciation

Components
山 meaning component

  Meaning component

shān

  

mountain

厓 sound,meaning component

  Sound Meaning component

  

precipice

Evolution

崖 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
崖 Clerical script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Clerical script

Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)
崖 Clerical script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Clerical script

Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)
崖 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

cliff, precipice; precipitous; precipice; cliff; Taiwan pr. [yái]

Most common words with 崖
Freq.
Word
Meaning

悬崖

precipice

cliff

山崖

cliff

悬崖峭壁

sheer cliffs and precipitous rock faces (idiom)

悬崖勒马

fig. to act in the nick of time