ギャク, しいた.げる

tyrannize, oppress

JLPT1 G7 S9 F1464

The relevant seal inscription form is a variant of (pick/pluck) + an element# combining 虍 tiger and person → person attacked/grabbed by a tiger → *brutality*; *oppression*; *persecution*. In derivative characters, 虐 is written in the form seen in and 謔.

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