キ, いく, いく.つ, いく.ら, い, く

how many, how much, how far, how long, some, several

JLPT3 G7 S12 F1725

A variant form of # (bladed weapon) + an obsolete character doubling slender thread → slice threads repeatedly, *little by little*, causing them to become *minute* and *almost equal* in size → *slight*; *(a) few*; *some* (← minute in size or quantity). Also, *almost*. *How much/many* and *which* are borrowed meanings.

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