ケン, あきらか, あらわ.れる, あき, あきら

appear, existing

JLPT1 G7 S18 F1536

# combines here an abbreviated form of dry up + thread(s) → silk threads exposed for drying in the sun. 顯 adds 頁 head → expose and make *manifest* a person's head (specifically, a severed head; compare as described in ) → *visible*; *clear* → *noticeable*; *remarkable*. Despite appearances, has no etymological connection with or 隰.

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