ユウ, お, おす, おん, かつ, たけ, つよし, ゆ, よう

masculine, male, hero, leader, superiority, excellence

JLPT1 G7 S12 F669

The relevant seal inscription form of combines hand and a bending line representing an elbow → extend the arm toward an object. 雄 is # (extend) + 隹 short, squat bird → male bird extending its wings to display authority → *male*; *strong*; *brave*; *manly*.

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