セイ, セ, ソウ, よ, さんじゅう, とし, ゆ, ゆき

generation, world, society, public

JLPT4 G3 S5 F135

The relevant seal inscription form shows the top half of as described in 葉 (thin, flat leaves piled upon each other), suggesting successive generations figuratively piled one atop the other → *one generation* → *era* → *successive*; *for generations*; *life*; *the world* (← successive generations that make up life/the world; compare 葉 as well as ).

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