キョ, コ, さ.る, さ.る, い

gone, past, quit, leave, elapse, eliminate, divorce

JLPT4 G3 S5 F440

The relevant oracle bone form of this character is circular enclosure + stand outstretched. However, the phonetic evidence suggests that was originally # reverse, suggesting "reverse course and *withdraw* from a particular place" → *leave*; *go*; *pass* (away from); *disappear* → *last* (October etc.) (← past ← pass). Also, *resign* (a post) and *divorce* (← take leave of). Recall that although the modern forms are distinct, the earliest form of is written in reverse.

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