イン, いな, かず

employee, member, number, the one in charge

JLPT4 G3 S10 F54

The relevant oracle bone form of this character combines # circular enclosure + a tripod kettle → (the *circumference* of a) *round*, tripod kettle → *number* (← counter for round objects ← round objects) → *member* (← number of people; compare the expression "per capita," along with the character 頁).

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