ゲン, ひこ, よし, こ, ひろ, やす

lad, boy (ancient)

JLPT1 G13 S0 F1117

The combination of elements is unclear, but the Old Chinese pronunciation suggests that the original idea was that of a rugged, well-formed face (compare 顏/顔) adhering to the head in the manner that # a cliff adheres to the side of a mountain (compare the lower element of /). *Handsome* is an associated meaning, with *accomplished* and *splendid* extended meanings in the sense of qualities associated with a handsome male. In , the traditional form of the element atop is that seen in 顏, 諺 and .

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