ジツ, シツ, み, みの.る, まこと.に, みの.り, みち.る, さな, さね, みつ
JLPT0 G13 S0 F5000
The relevant bronzeware inscription form shows that the element at the bottom# was originally not 貫 but a combination of 貝 commodities and 周 (an enclosure). The addition of 宀 roof/building yields the meaning "house full of treasures" → *be filled (with)* → *seed*; *berry*; *fruit*; *nut*; *content*; *substance*; *ingredients* (← fill) → *bear fruit*. Also, *actuality* and *sincerity* (← fully true content; compare 眞).
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