axe, 1.32 lb, catty, counter for loaves of bread, axe radical (no. 69)
JLPT1 G7 S4 F5000
A depiction of the blade of an ax adhering to and cutting an object → *ax*. *Unit of weight* (originally 256g, 600g following the T'ang Dynasty, and 500g in modern China) derives from the use of axes as counterweights (compare 質).
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