リョウ, みささぎ

mausoleum, imperial tomb

JLPT1 G7 S11 F1746

combines an abbreviated form of as described in 陸 (stretch) + leg/foot pointed downward → stretch the legs in relaxation. 陵 is # (stretch) + 阜 piled earth → long stretch of earth → *(imperial) tomb/mausoleum* (← hill-shaped tombs).

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