ホウ, ハッ, ホッ, フラン, のり, ほ
method, law, rule, principle, model, system
JLPT3 G4 S8 F100
The relevant bronzeware inscription form is 水 water + an element# combining 去 (withdraw) and 廌 imaginary beast with a single horn → cause a creature to withdraw to an island → *law* (← enjoy freedom of action within the framework of the law ← enjoy freedom of movement within the confines of an island; compare 憲 律 笵 and 埒) → *fixed way of doing*; *rule*; *Buddhist truth*; *follow*; *model*. The 廌 element eventually dropped.
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