ハチ, ハツ

bowl, rice tub, pot, crown

JLPT1 G7 S13 F1890

bulging earthenware jug/vase + what was originally not but rather the right-hand element# of , here for the sound alone to transliterate the first syllable of Sanskrit patra (bowl: ), one traditionally transmitted from a Buddhist priest or monk to his successor → *earthenware bowl*; *alms bowl*. Also *pot* and *skull*, via shape association.

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