ソウ, サン, みさお, あやつ.る, さお, みさ
maneuver, manipulate, operate, steer, chastity, virginity, fidelity
JLPT1 G6 S16 F1016
喿 is 木 tree/wood + 口 mouth (tripled) → chicks chirping in a nest in a tree (compare 巣 and 集). 操 is as per 喿# (activity taking place above) + 手 hand/action indicator → *manipulate* or *operate* (from above) → *manage*; *pull strings* → *chastity*; *fidelity* (← manners that enable the smooth manipulation of human relations). Also, *puppet* and *marionette* (← figures manipulated by pulling strings).
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