历, originally meant: walk through the woods. 厉 serves as phonetic component to form characters.
In modern Chinese, 历 means:
1.to go through or experience
2.successively taking place in the past
5.an era; an age,
6.to calculate; to count
Characters formed by the phonetic component 历
沥 坜 枥 呖 疬 苈 雳 the same pronunciation lì