霖 - Dong Chinese dictionary

lín

long spell of rain

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
雨 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

rain

林 sound component

  Sound component

lín

  

forest

Evolution

霖 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

lín

long spell of rain, copious rain; continued rain

Most common words with 霖
Freq.
Word
Meaning

continued rain

张作霖

Zhang Zuolin (c. 1873-1928), warlord of Manchuria 1916-1928

田长霖

Chang-lin Tien (1935-2002), Chinese-American professor and chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley 1990-1997