シン, ジン, おみ, たか, と, とみ, み

retainer, subject

JLPT2 G4 S7 F1249

The relevant oracle bone form of this character is a variant form of 見 (person whose sight is fixed upon an object he is being shown), the person here being understood as a *subject* or *retainer* → *retain* (a person); *serve* (as a retainer). As an independent character, is regarded as consisting of seven strokes, but some sources enumerate it as six when it appears as an element in a derivative character (compare the treatment of stroke counts in ).

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