サ, サク, なが.ら, たちま.ち

though, notwithstanding, while, during, both, all

JLPT0 G13 S0 F5000

A depiction of a sharp, ax-like implement chopping wood and creating piles of thin shavings (compare ) → *sudden* (← swift chopping motion). *While*, *though*, *notwithstanding*, *both* and *all* are borrowed meanings.

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