ノウ, なや.む, なや.ます, なや.ましい, なやみ

trouble, worry, in pain, distress, illness

JLPT2 G7 S10 F1084

The relevant seal inscription form of ?# shows hair curling over a scalp, with the form ?transforming the element into a cranium with three bending lines suggesting wrinkles in the soft brains. adds heart/emotions → persistent thoughts (compare 願 and ) of a disturbing nature running about the brain → *distress*; *trouble*; *affliction*; *worry* → *harass*.

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