テツ, くろがね, けん, てっ

iron

JLPT2 G3 S13 F672

combines (extend) + here a variant form of (cut down) → cut an extensive portion → large. In place of , the right-hand element# of 鐵 substitutes ?as described in (→ cut; sever). 鐵 adds 金 metal → metal used to cut (large portions of) other objects → *iron*.

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