オウ, い.く, いにしえ, さき.に, ゆ.く, みち

journey, travel, chase away, let go, going, before, formerly

JLPT1 G5 S8 F1421

The relevant seal inscription form is # (extend) + a stylized rendering of an oracle bone character combining a leg in motion + movement → make an extensive journey → *go*; *gone* → *past*. There is no etymological connection between and .

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