セイ, ショウ, こえ, こわ

voice

JLPT3 G2 S7 F388

The relevant oracle bone form of # combines a suspended piece of slate used as a percussion instrument with a hand holding a stick used to beat the slate and produce sound that carries over a great distance. A seal inscription form adds ear → (musical) *sound* that carries over a distance and enters the ear → *voice* → *rumor*; *reputation*.

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