ガン, かお

face, expression

JLPT3 G2 S18 F676

As per # (handsome/well-formed) + 頁 head → *face*; *forehead*; *countenance*; *appearance* → *influence* (← face/person that carries weight). 顔 was devised to replace after acquired its associated meanings. Compare the form 顏.

[Return to Full Kanji List]