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Character: "令" | Query method: Match substring
Modern (Beijing) reading: líng
Preclassic Old Chinese: riŋ
Classic Old Chinese: reŋ
Western Han Chinese: reŋ
Eastern Han Chinese: reŋ
Early Postclassic Chinese: leŋ
Middle Postclassic Chinese: leŋ
Late Postclassic Chinese: leŋ
Middle Chinese: leŋ
English meaning : be fine, good; to cause
Comments: Also read *rīŋ, MC lieŋ (FQ 郎丁) id.; *riŋ-s, MC lèŋ (FQ 力政), Pek. lìng, Viet. lịnh 'to order, command'. Regular Sino-Viet. is linh. For *r- cf. MC lèŋ > Xiamen liŋ6, Chaozhou leŋ4, Fuzhou leŋ6, Jianou liaŋ6, lɛiŋ6.
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 0
Four-angle index: 0
Karlgren code: 0823 a-e
Vietnamese reading: lành
Shijing occurrences: 32.2

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