カツ

brown, woollen kimono

JLPT1 G7 S13 F2186

(Shinjitai) As per # (cut off) + 衣 clothing → coarse, dark cloth cut to make clothing → *coarse cloth* → *brown*. *Dark blue* also derives from the primary meaning, the clothes of low-ranking retainers in ancient Japan having been cut from coarse blue cloth.

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