シ, ささ.える, つか.える, か.う, しんよう, じゅうまた

branch, support, sustain, branch radical (no. 65)

JLPT3 G5 S4 F159

The relevant seal inscription form is # hand/action indicator + a branch → skillfully manipulate a *branch* → *support* (← branch-like, Y-shaped object used as a support); *hold* (in check) (← forked stick that keeps an enemy at bay).

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