ケイ, キョウ, うやま.う, け, たか, たかし, たけ, とし, のり, ひろ, ゆき, よし

awe, respect, honor, revere

JLPT2 G6 S12 F1078

The relevant seal inscription form of the left-hand element# is person + an element combining horns and a mouth → person who cries out and goes stiff with fear upon being charged by a ram. adds action indicator → *be stiff/formal/ceremonious* (compare and ) → *respect*. Note that the left-hand element of is etymologically distinct from the independent character 苟.

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