麓 lù


: foot of a hill; foothills

Kun Reading

麓 | ふもと fumoto

noun
: the foot; the bottom; the base (of a mountain)

On Reading

ロク roku

 Usage:

山麓 shan1lu4: foothills [さんろく sanroku: foot or base of a mountain]
南麓 nan2lu4: the southern foothills (of a mountain)
北麓 bei3lu4: the northern foothills (of a mountain)
東[东]麓 dong1lu4: the eastern foothills (of a mountain)
 Etymology:
会意 Associative Compound.
Where deer 鹿 (lu4: deer radical 198) roam
in the forest (lin2: forest).



形声 Pictophonetic.
(lin2: forest) suggests the meaning while
鹿 (lu4: deer radical 198) provides the sound.



簡體 Simplified.
辘. Derived from generic character simplification rule #14 (車 » 车) via usage of grass script form of character.



Semantic:
樚 lu4: a pulley, a windlass, a wheel, a block



 Examples:
none applicable

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary