チュウ, おき, おきつ, ちゅう.する, わく

open sea, offing, rise high into sky

JLPT1 G7 S7 F929

# center/middle + water → extract flavor from tea by infusing in hot water. In Japan, however, has been reinterpreted as center/middle + water → point midway between the shore and deep waters of a lake or the open waters of a sea → *offshore*; *offing*; *open sea*.

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