ダイ, タイ, うてな, われ, つかさ

pedestal, a stand, counter for machines and vehicles

JLPT4 G2 S5 F262

circular enclosure + # (plow) → exert heavy downward pressure in plowing furrows into an enclosed field → *counter for machines* → *counter for cars*. In Japan, was also adopted as a Shinjitai (new character form) to replace , according to which also bears the meanings *platform* and *pedestal*.

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