ジ, も.つ, も.ち, も.てる, もち, もつ

hold, have

JLPT4 G3 S9 F119

As per # (stand straight by) + hand/action indicator → *hold* an object upright → *bear*; *carry*; *own*; *possess*; *have* → *last*; *keep*; *remain edible*; *preserve* (← keep on a lasting basis) → *durability* (← lasting); *be popular* (← have lasting fame). Also, *have someone bring* (← have another carry ← carry), *hold out* (← last), *be in/take charge* (← have firmly in hand); *pay for* (← bear the expense); *be propertied/wealthy* (← possess assets).

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