ゼツ, た.える, た.やす, た.つ

discontinue, beyond, sever, cut off, abstain, interrupt, suppress

JLPT3 G5 S12 F784

The relevant seal inscription form of the right-hand element# is an abbreviated form of cut + (person spread flat on the ground) → cut people who have submitted into pieces → *kill (off)* (compare ). The addition of thread indicates "cut animate and inanimate things into pieces" → *sever* → *die out*; *reject*; *stop*; *entirely* → *splendid* (← entirely different from/superior to others). replaces the right-hand element with 色.

[Return to Full Kanji List]