ジン, ニン, ひと, り, と, じ, と, ね, ひこ, ふみ
JLPT5 G1 S2 F5
A depiction of a standing *person* reaching toward another, suggesting people in mutable interaction → *human* (being). Compare 仁. In dual-element characters, 人 nearly always appears on the left in the form 亻. In many such characters (價 儗 仰 儆 偃 儀 etc.), 人 suggests human agency, but there are others in which 人 has no semantic function at all. In these cases (伎 優 供 佑 傾 佹 etc.), 人 is used simply to create a derivative character conveying meanings that dropped from the original one.
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