キョウ, おし.える, おそ.わる, のり, ひさ

teach, faith, doctrine

JLPT4 G2 S11 F166

The relevant oracle bone form character combines action indicator and # (obtain knowledge) → cause to obtain knowledge. The addition of child suggests an instructor stimulating pupils to obtain knowledge (compare ) → *teach*; *instruct*; *tell/show* (how to do) → *lesson*; *teachings*; *precept*; *doctrine* → *religion*.

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