ドウ, わらべ, ぱ

juvenile, child

JLPT2 G3 S12 F1138

The relevant bronzeware inscription form is an element combining (pierced sack) and earth (suggesting the same idea found in 重 of weight thrusting heavily down upon the earth) + another element combining a needle and an eye → run through a slave-child's eye with a needle (compare , and ) → *child* (← child servant ← servant ← slave). The present form amalgamates the top two elements into and the bottom two into 里.

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