risk, face, defy, dare, damage, assume (a name)
JLPT1 G7 S9 F1317
The relevant seal inscription form of 冐 is 目 eye + 冃# covered parallel lines → wrap a long blindfold around the head, covering the eyes. *Risk*, *brave* and *dare* are associated meanings (← blind attack, interpreted in a positive sense) → *have a bad effect on*; *damage* (← results of such an attack). In contemporary Japanese usage, 冐 has been supplanted by 冒.
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