ホン, はし.る

run, bustle

JLPT1 G7 S8 F1884

The present style is based on a bronzeware inscription form combining (a running figure) + , a variant of meaning "be stopped." However, neither nor can be the phonosemantic element in , and the meaning of (*run*) does not square with the sense "be stopped." Other bronzeware forms show plus an obsolete element of unknown signification. As conveys the concept "spread" in derivative characters such as 賁 and 鼖, the obsolete element may be posited to have been connected with the idea of legs spread in running.

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