一日一字

一緒に漢字を勉強しましょう〜 (≧∇≦)/


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JLPT: N2

School Grade: 4th (9 years old)

This character is a combination of 亼 cover/cap and 卩 a kneeling person. Here 亼 is acting phonetically to express “summon,” which gives the original reference to people who had been summoned to receive orders from their lord. Now the character has come to mean “order” or “rule.”