ジ, シ, みずか.ら, おの.ずから, おの.ずと, より

oneself

JLPT4 G2 S6 F19

A depiction of a nose. Conceptually, the character suggests slender streams of breath passing through the nostrils (compare ) of a stumpy nose. *Self* is an extended meaning (← point toward one's nose to indicate self) → *by/for oneself*; *originally*; *from*.

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