ヨウ

hug, embrace, possess, protect, lead

JLPT1 G7 S16 F1213

雝 combines 邕 moated village + 隹 short, squat bird → birds contained in a marsh adjacent to a moated village. combines hand/action indicator + 雍#, originally a variant of 雝 → contain a bird, whether in a cage or by wrapping the hands around it → *hold*; *embrace*; *protect*.

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