ボウ, バク, あば.く, あば.れる

outburst, rave, fret, force, violence, cruelty, outrage

JLPT2 G5 S15 F692

The relevant bronzeware inscription form is sun/day + an element combining the curled hide of an animal with the bones still attached + pair of hands → spread an animal hide and *expose* it on the ground for drying in the sun → *reveal*. The meanings *violent*, *rough* and *sudden(ly)* are either via association (← strip a hide) or are borrowings.

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