ガ, め, じ, めぐ

bud, sprout, spear, germ

JLPT1 G4 S8 F1691

As per # (mesh; cross) + 艸 grass/plant → buds that mesh → *bud* → *sprout*; *shoot* → *sign*; *beginnings*; *omen* (← buds, sprouts or shoots as harbingers of something new).

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