イ, もっ.て, もち

by means of, because, in view of, compared with

JLPT4 G4 S5 F126

Originally, an abbreviated form# of (plow furrows) + person (→ human agency) → *use* a plow to plow furrows → *with*; *by*; *from* (← create furrows with/by means of a plow).

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