ヒ, かわ, けがわ

pelt, skin, hide, leather, skin radical (no. 107)

JLPT2 G3 S5 F1092

The relevant bronzeware inscription form combines a drooping pelt with the head still attached + hand/action indicator → spread open (open up) a pelt, then align it over one's body (compare , as described in 滿 and 表, as well as 韋) → *skin*; *hide*; *leather* → (tree) *bark*; *rind*.

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