クン, キン, おし.える, よ.む, くん.ずる, く, くに, くの, さとし, のり, ふみ
instruction, Japanese character reading, explanation, read
JLPT2 G4 S10 F1134
As per 川# (bore through) + 言 words → (a) *teaching* (← words that allow one to bore through a difficult problem) → *interpret*; *KUN reading* of a Han/Chinese character (← grasp the signification of a character ← comprehend in learning; the contrast is to 音, where the idea is to read a character for its sound).
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