イチ, イツ, ひと, ひと.つ, かず, い, いっ, いる, かつ, かづ, てん, はじめ, ひ, ひとつ, まこと

one, one radical (no.1)

JLPT5 G1 S1 F2

Although is sometimes said to represent an outstretched finger, the phonetic evidence suggests the fundamental idea is that of its cognate (unity of contents). may therefore be regarded as an abstract representation of unity, or fullness → *one*.

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