サン, シン, まい.る, まい, まじわる, みつ, み

nonplussed, three (in documents), going, coming, visiting, visit, be defeated, die, be madly in love, participate, take part in

JLPT3 G4 S8 F201

The relevant bronzeware inscription form combines # (hair fully layered over the head) + a depiction of a young woman with three slender hairpins thrust deep into and commingling with her hair (compare and ) → *three* → *join*; *mix*; *meet* (← groups of three people commingling in coming, going or visiting ← three pins commingled in the hair) → *come*; *go*; *visit*; *obey*. As with , , and , this character is used as a substitute for the usual number (in this case, ) in documents as a precaution against forgery.

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