シャ, もの

someone, person

JLPT4 G3 S8 F38

A depiction of brushwood/firewood piled on a stove. However, was borrowed for use as a demonstrative pronoun, later evolving in meaning to the sense of "the one who does this" → *person*. The present form of and certain derivative characters of eliminate a diagonal stroke above , such as is retained for example in , or .

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