ハ, ハク, はたがしら, はる

hegemony, supremacy, leadership, champion

JLPT1 G7 S19 F1173

霸 is 雨 rain/natural phenomena + an element combining 革# (stretch tautly) and moon → strain (figuratively "stretch") the eyes to observe the whitish moon spreading over the daytime sky. *Domination* and *dominion* are borrowed meanings. 霸 has been supplanted by the form 覇.

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