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  • on reading:
  • ボウ
  • kun reading:
  • かたわら   わき   おか-   はた   そば
  • meaning(s):
  • bystander, side, besides, while, nearby, 3rd person
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きんぼう neighborhood
そば near; close; beside; vicinity; proximity; besides; while
はた side; edge; third person
わき side; besides; while
わきにおく to lay aside