フク, そい, そえ

vice-, assistant, aide, duplicate, copy

JLPT2 G4 S11 F360

The relevant oracle bone form of # is a depiction of an alcohol container with a bulging middle and of abundant capacity (compare ). adds sword/knife → cut/divide abundant contents into half → *halve* → *assist* (← assist by cutting/dividing) → *complement*; *supplement*; *accompany*; *duplicate*; *secondary*; *assistant*; *vice-*.

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