チン, ひ.ねる, のぶ

exhibit, state, relate, explain

JLPT1 G7 S11 F1323

Originally action indicator + an element# doubling sack → line up sacks/sandbags in tight rows → *state*; *explain* (← line up words ← line up sacks/sandbags) → *old* (← line up objects and leave them behind to rot). The present form replaces the doubled element with (another character originally indicating a sack) and for substitutes 阜 piled earth.

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