カン, ケン, かわ.く, かわ.かす, ほ.す, ひ.る, いぬい

drought, dry, dessicate, drink up, heaven, emperor

JLPT2 G7 S11 F1453

The relevant bronzeware inscription form is (rise) + an element# combining sun/day and a pennant/banner → the sun likened to a flag that rises high in and adheres to the sky → *high and bright sky* → *dry* (← air/water that rises due to heat).

[Return to Full Kanji List]