ノウ, よ.く, たか, の, のり, よし
ability, talent, skill, capacity
JLPT3 G5 S10 F273
A depiction of a bear, a supple and powerful creature → *ability*; *skill*; *able* (← power/ability to accomplish something ← powerful) → *endure* (← power/ability to hold out) → *Noh* (← skill).
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