デン, テン, つた.わる, つた.える, つた.う, つだ.う, づた.い, つて, つたえ
transmit, go along, walk along, follow, report, communicate, legend, tradition
JLPT3 G4 S6 F416
As per 專# (round and/or rotating object) + 人 person (→ human agency) → *transmit/convey* (in the manner of an object rolling from place to place) → *tell*; *pass along/hand down* (knowledge); *introduce* (knowledge); *spread* (to) → *follow* (a course); *go along*; *travel* (along a course). Also, *tradition*, *legend* and *biography*.
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