ゴ, く.れる, くれ, ぐ

give, do something for

JLPT1 G7 S7 F1729

The relevant seal inscription form is # mouth + a head leaning forward → mouths figuratively intersecting in rowdy conversation. The pronunciation of the character simulates the sound of animated conversation, or quarreling. The ancient Chinese kingdom of Wu (Japanese: *Go*) is a borrowed meaning → *China*.

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