ゲキ

drama, play

JLPT2 G6 S15 F662

豦 is 虍 tiger + 豕 pig/boar → boar likened to a tiger in ferocity. A scribal form character combines 豦# + power/energy → *fierce*/swift activity → *severe*; *rapid*. *Drama* and (theatrical) *play* are borrowed meanings. eventually came to be written .

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