イン, オン, の.む, の.み

drink, smoke, take

JLPT4 G3 S12 F969

The relevant bronzeware inscription form is as per 酓# (contain alcohol) + (cavity) → pour (a drink/medicine) into the mouth → *drink*; *swallow*; *take* (medicine) → *smoke* (tobacco) (← consume with the mouth). Eventually, 酓 was replaced by 食 food/eating. Note a variant form 飮.

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