ユウ, ところ

relaxed, at ease, place

JLPT0 G13 S0 F5000

The relevant bronzeware inscription form shows a long and thin stream of water being poured from on high in a slender arc over a bather's back → *far*; *distant* (← high). Also, *feel at ease* (← soothing sensation of having water poured on one's back). *Place* is a borrowed meaning. For the idea of pouring in an arc, compare 酒.

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