ソン, まご, ひ

grandchild, descendants

JLPT2 G4 S10 F1388

The relevant oracle bone form of this character combines child and here an abbreviated form# of the middle element described in (posterity) → *descendants* manifesting a family's lineage (compare ) → *grandchild* (← child/children of one's child). A bronzeware inscription form replaces with thread, while a seal inscription form further refines the character by replacing with connection, emphasizing familial continuity.

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