ショウ, とこ, ゆか

bed, counter for beds, floor, padding, tatami

JLPT2 G7 S7 F1175

广 here a variant of # long, wooden sleeping pallet + tree/wood → *bed* (compare ) → *floor*; *stool* (← things on which it is possible to sleep) → *ground*; *stratum* (← "bed" in figurative senses); *alcove* (← shelf board shaped like a bed/sleeping pallet) → *barber* (← stool on which a customer sits while having his hair cut). *Tasteful* and *elegant* are borrowed meanings.

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