コウ, がえんじ.る

agreement, consent, comply with

JLPT2 G7 S8 F1813

A variant form of ( cover + flesh), indicating an arm hanging from a shoulder (compare ) and covering the side of the body. *Consent*, *agreement* and *permission* are borrowed meanings. In Old Chinese, neither nor conveys the pronunciation of this character, suggesting that a) one (or both) of the original components differed or b) one functioned as an abbreviated form of a now-obsolete character.

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