エイ, かげ

shadow, silhouette, phantom

JLPT1 G7 S15 F464

As per # (expansive) + pattern → *image*; *reflection*; *figure*; *trace*; *shape* (← expansive images of patterns in reflection) → *shadow* (← emphasis on the shaded rather than the light portion, the reverse being the case for *light*). Compare .

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