イ, こと, こと.なる, け

uncommon, queerness, strangeness, wonderful, curious, unusual

JLPT1 G6 S11 F631

The relevant oracle bone form of this character shows pair of hands raised straight above to the sides of a person's head (in affixing a crown). *Different* and *unusual* are extended meanings (← person different from all others, and thus unusual).

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