リン, とな.る, となり, ちか

neighboring

JLPT1 G7 S16 F1083

The relevant seal inscription form of combines flame with 舛 crossing legs → ignis fatuus ("will-o'-the-wisp," a flame or fire that appears in a long and clear chain). Later, came to be written . To # (repeated series), 鄰 adds 邑 village/settlement → lines of dwellings standing in close proximity → *neighboring*; *next to*; *adjoining*. However, 鄰 has been supplanted by 隣, which replaces 邑 with 阜 piled earth.

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