Component 历 walk through the woods

历, originally meant: walk through the woods. 厉 serves as phonetic component to form characters. 

In modern Chinese, 历 means: go through or experience
2.successively taking place in the past
3.the calendar
4.a calendar era; an age, calculate; to count

Characters formed by the phonetic component 历

沥 坜 枥 呖 疬 苈 雳 the same pronunciation

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