灵 - Dong Chinese dictionary

líng

spirit

Simplified form of . Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 simplified component

  Simplified component

huǒ

  

fire

Shorthand for the component in the traditional character .

彐 simplified component

  Simplified component

  

snout

Shorthand for the component in the traditional character .

Evolution

灵 Bronze script Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)

Bronze script

Qin dynasty (221-206 BC)
灵 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
灵 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
灵 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

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líng

spirit, soul; spiritual world; quick; alert; efficacious; effective; to come true; spirit; departed soul; coffin

Most common words with 灵
Freq.
Word
Meaning

灵魂

soul

quick

心灵

bright

灵感

inspiration

精灵

spirit

Component uses

Sound component in 1 character