ケイ, つ.ぐ, まま
succeed, inherit, patch, graft (tree)
JLPT0 G13 S0 F5000
The right-hand element# combines 幺 slender thread (quadrupled) + bisecting lines → sever, then link the tips of threads extending beyond a framing object. 繼 adds 糸 thread for emphasis/clarification, but 繼 came to indicate *inherit*, *succeed to* or *accede to*, in the sense of linking generations. *Resume* is an associated meaning.
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