The character 邻 means neighbour and is pronounced as 「lín」 in the second tone. Its meaning comes from the components order 令 and town 阝. Its sound (probably) comes from the character 令 lìng. It can also be written as 鄰.
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neighbour + reside
neighbor, next door, CL:個|个[ge4]
neighbour + home
next-door neighbor, neighboring household, adjacent country (short for 鄰接的國家|邻接的国家[lin2 jie1 de5 guo2 jia1])
mutually + neighbour
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