シュウ, ひい.でる, しゅ, しょう, ひで, ひでし, ほ

excel, excellence, beauty, surpass

JLPT1 G7 S7 F848

As per # (soft and clingy) + grain/rice → clinging ears of grain curving upward and surpassing shorter ears → *surpass* → *excel*; *superior*; *prominent* (← be high).

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