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

is tree/wood + mouth (tripled) → chicks chirping in a nest in a tree (compare and 集). is as per # (activity taking place above) + 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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