カン, つらぬ.く, ぬ.く, ぬき, つら, ぬく

pierce, 8 1/3lbs, penetrate, brace

JLPT1 G7 S11 F1156

Originally, a depiction of two rounded seashells, pierced and adhering closely in being strung together → *pierce*; *penetrate*; *go through* (compare ). *Consistent* and *carry out* are extended meanings. The present form combines 貝 shell/commodities + #, a depiction of a cowrie shell (distinguish from ).

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