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 創) → *sudden* (← swift chopping motion). *While*, *though*, *notwithstanding*, *both* and *all* are borrowed meanings.
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