フツ, ヒツ, ホツ, はら.う, はら.い, ばら.い, はらい

pay, clear out, prune, banish, dispose of

JLPT3 G7 S5 F813

As per # (split) + hand/action indicator → split/*sweep away* to both sides → *stroke*; *refuse* (compare and 非). *Pay* is a borrowed meaning.

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