lǐng neck; collar; to lead

Made up of [ lìng to order; to command; an order , page; leaf radical 181]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 11 strokes.
Ling gives the phonetic, the 'head' radical suggests the area of the body

Related characters

Also uses lìng component: lěng (cold) lián (to pity) lín (neighbor) líng (zero) líng (age)
Also uses component: shùn (to obey) yán (face)

Different tone

líng (zero) líng (mound) líng (age) lìng (other) lìng (to order)

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