ヒ, ひ.める, ひそ.か, かく.す

secret, conceal

JLPT1 G6 S10 F862

is as per # (split) + altar/the supernatural → *mysterious*/*secret* ritual involving actual/figurative and permanent splitting. , which substitutes grain/rice for , is a variant form that has supplanted . The use of may owe to connections with harvest rituals.

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