セイ, ショウ, かえり.みる, はぶ.く, さとし, み

focus, government ministry, conserve

JLPT2 G4 S9 F548

eye + here a variant of # (slender grass shoots) → narrow the eyes in observing (compare ) → *inspect minutely* → *ponder*; *inquire*; *confirm*. *Reduce* and *omit* are borrowed meanings → *governmental office*; *unit of an administrative district* (← local authority of reduced/lesser power ← centralized power of the ruler).

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