シツ, シュウ, と.る, し

tenacious, take hold, grasp, take to heart

JLPT1 G7 S11 F800

Originally, an abbreviated form# of (align) + (kneeling figure with arms extended) → extend the arms to bind a captive → *seize* (compare ); *grasp*; *take* → *do*; *execute/carry out* (← carry out a sentence) → *handle*; *treat*; *take pains*. In as in , came to written as .

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