チョク, いまし.める, みことのり, て, のり

imperial order

JLPT1 G7 S9 F2157

The relevant bronzeware inscription form is here an abbreviated form of 諫 admonish + # (strike) → admonish by striking. A seal inscription form is as described in (pull tightly on a bundle in straightening it) → admonish → *imperial edict* (issued to keep retainers/subjects in line; compare 詔). is a variant of that has relegated to variant form status.

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