コウ, キョウ, めん

exam, school, printing, proof, correction

JLPT5 G1 S10 F294

As per # (twist/cross) + tree/wood → wooden *cross fetters* or *shackles*. Also, *fence* (← construction of crossed boards). *School* is from the idea of a place where an exchange of teaching and learning (by comparison) is performed; the same notion is at work in . For shackles/fetters, compare , , and .

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