ト, いたずら, あだ, かち

junior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people

JLPT3 G4 S10 F817

As per # (pile of earth) + 辵 movement (with its elements repositioned as in ) → walk barefoot over uneven ground → *follower*; *foot soldier*; *fellow* (← follower/soldier etc. who goes barefoot, or on foot) → *useless* (← useless follower etc.) → *in vain*. There is no etymological connection between and 走.

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