チャク, ジャク, き.る, ぎ, き.せる, き.せ, つ.く, つ.ける
don, arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing
JLPT4 G3 S12 F376
Originally the same character as 著. When 著 came to refer to literary works, 着, a variant of 著 in popular usage, took over the meanings it presently expresses. As with 著, *adhere* and *meet with* are via the "pile" concept behind 者. The many extended meanings include *wear*, *put on* and *dress* (← clothing attached to the body), *be seated/take up a position* and *arrive/reach* (a destination) → *reach (to)*; *counter* (for clothes, or to enumerate the order of finishers in a race ← wear clothing; arrive); *cover* and *pin responsibility on*.
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