ジュ, う.ける, う.け, う.かる, じょ

accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive

JLPT3 G3 S8 F136

The relevant oracle bone form of this character is 舟# (curved) boat (here a shape indicator suggesting a large, curved object) + an element combining claw/hand and hand/action indicator → *receive/accept* a large, curved object → *receptacle*; *catch* (a ball); *popularity* (← receive general acceptance) → *reputation*; *be a success*. Also, *sustain* (damage) (← be on the receiving end of a damaging act) and *support(ing)* (← accept a supporting role), as well as *undergo* and *take an exam* (←be on the receiving end of a trying experience/exam) → *pass an exam*.

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