ゴ, うま

noon, sign of the horse, 11AM-1PM, seventh sign of Chinese zodiac

JLPT5 G2 S4 F154

A depiction of a square-headed mallet, two or more of which would be used in alternation when pounding grain in the mortar framing the mallets. Latter half of a unit of measurement (e.g., for a group of twelve, covers 7-12) as well as *11 A.M. to 1 P.M.* and *noon* are associated meanings in the sense of the alternating point of a given day. *Horse* (as the seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac) and *south* are borrowed meanings. In derivative characters such as and 許, exerts the conceptual influence "yield," via the image of yielding so another person can carry out a task such as pounding grain.

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