コウ, そうろう

climate, season, weather

JLPT3 G4 S10 F510

As per # (lumpy object) + a person (→ human agency) → inspect a lumpy or otherwise conspicuous object → *sign*; *symptom* (← that which attracts attention to a person/object); *scout* (← person who works following signs/clues); *weather* (← signs or indicators of weather). The application to of the Japanese , a *classical verb ending*, represents a borrowed meaning.

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