スイ, た.れる, た.らす, た.れ, た.れ, なんなんと.す, たる, だれ

droop, suspend, hang, slouch

JLPT1 G6 S8 F1720

The relevant seal inscription form combines earth + an element# indicating a pendent ear of grain → marker hung in alignment with a pile of earth, the two functioning as a boundary marker → *hang*; *suspend*; *sag*; *droop*; *drop* → *a hanging*; *straw curtain*; *flap*; *dangle*; *drip*; *dribble* → *sauce*; *gravy* (← liquids that drip from the mouth). Also, *confer* (← bestow on one of lower rank).

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