キ, こぼ.つ, こわ.す, こぼ.れる, こわ.れる, そし.る, やぶ.る

break, destroy, censure, be chipped, be scratched, be broken, be ruined

JLPT0 G7 S13 F5000

Here, mortar is an abbreviated form# of a character below which is added rice → grind rice in a mortar. adds a character combining earth and action indicator → knead earth/clay (compare as described in ). The combination of elements suggests the idea of destroying by causing to collapse (compare ) → *destroy* → *slander* (← words that destroy).

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