シ, おも.う, おもえら.く, おぼ.す

think

JLPT4 G2 S9 F132

The relevant oracle bone form of this character shows that the top element was originally not field but a depiction of a profusion of fine bones in fontanels, open spaces in an infant's skull over which the skull bones eventually fuse; compare . adds heart/emotions → finely detailed thoughts → *think*; *consider*; *believe* → *be sunk in thought*. Compare .

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