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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
林-bw.png

Etymology[edit]

(wood) is repeated twice to give the idea of multiple trees (compare , 𣓏, 𣛧, 𣡕, 𣡽), thus a forest.

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +4, 8 strokes, cangjie input 木木 (DD), four-corner 44990, composition木)

  1. forest, grove, woods
  2. used as a surname

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 516, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 14551
  • Dae Jaweon: page 903, character 19
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1164, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+6797

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (林), Pronunciation (1/1)

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 侵
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 力尋切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/liɪm/ /li̯əm/ /liəm/ /lim/ /lim/ /lĭĕm/ /ljem/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
lín ‹ lim › /*k.rəm {*k.r[ə]m}/ forest
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
8165 1 /*ɡ·rɯm/

Descendants[edit]

  • (Hokkien dialect) Tagalog: lim

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. woods; grove; forest; copse

Readings[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はやし, romaji hayashi)

  1. woods

Synonyms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana はやし, romaji Hayashi)

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana りん, romaji Rin)

  1. A surname​.
  2. (rare) A female given name

Usage notes[edit]

As a surname, this reading is more often used by people of Chinese descent, since it is similar to the Mandarin Chinese reading of Lín.


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(rim, im)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): ,  (revised: rim, im, McCune-Reischauer: rim, im, Yale: lim, im)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lâm)

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