テン, あまつ, あめ, あま, あき, あも, た, たかし, て, なま
heavens, sky, imperial
JLPT5 G1 S4 F512
大 stand outstretched + a line above the head indicating the horizon (compare 旦) → top of the head (of a person standing outstretched and uniting heaven and earth) → *the sky/heavens* → *the natural world*; *the supreme god*; *destiny*; *emperor*; *heaven*. Compare 王. As it is in 旦, the line was the phonosemantic element in 天.
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