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English Definitionto deteriorate; to decline; to slump; also written 陵夷
Simplified Script凌夷
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧㄥˊ ㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ling4ji4
Word Decomposition
língto approach; to rise high; thick ice; to insult or maltreat; (Chinese surname)
non-Han people, esp. to the East of China; barbarians; to wipe out; to exterminate; to tear down; to raze

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Words With Same Head Word    
凌晨língchénvery early in the morning; in the wee hours
凌乱língluànmessy; disarrayed; disheveled; chaos
凌志língzhìLexus; see also 雷克萨斯
凌汛língxùnice-jam flood (arising when river downstream freezes more than upstream)
凌河línghéLinghe district of Jinzhou city 锦州市, Liaoning
Words With Same Tail Word    
攘夷rǎngyíto repel the barbarians
东夷dōngyíEastern Barbarians, non-Han tribe living to the east of China c 2200 BC
色夷sèyísmiling genially; to beam
虾夷xiāyíEmishi or Ebisu, ethnic group of ancient Japan, thought to be related to modern Ainus
蛮夷mányícommon term for non-Han peoples in former times, not exclusively derogatory; barbarian
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