ジョウ, チョウ, たた.む, たたみ, かさ.なる

tatami mat, counter for tatami mats, fold, shut up, do away with

JLPT2 G7 S12 F1665

is a variant of an element adding another to the bottom left of (tall, neat pile of meat). adds (originally, also piled meat). therefore expresses the tautological idea of pile up + pile → *pile/fold* an object to a number of layers → *fold up*; *tatami* → *put an end to* (← fold and put away after using).

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