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  A pictograph of a slightly curved spoon or ladle + a stroke representing the contents of a container being raised and made evident. Unit of capacity (approximately 0.018 liters) is an associated meaning, with unit of area (approximately 0.033 square meters) by extension. (Part 1 of 2) Watch kanji video »
Raise/rise
adds thread to suggest "tie a knot in a cord and raise it to view (as a sign of a pledge)." Promise (make a pledge) is by association, with brief and summary by extension (tie firmly, making compact).
adds fire to indicate a bright signal fire, rising high. Thus the meanings bright and burn. Red and clear are associated meanings.
Raise/rise
adds metal to indicate "use a metal hook to raise fish from water." Thus the meaning fishing. Catch and entice are by association (entice with bait). Also, change (pick up change from a purchase).
adds animal that ambles along the ground to indicate a leopard or panther leaping in attack.
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