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to well (up), spring forth, gush out; come out of nowhere; to form
Kanji 2124

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Synopsis

With 湧, you can talk about hot springs and cool pools. You will discover a famous group of springs at the foot of Fuji and will see how marketers associate brands and products with words for "springs." You'll also encounter a wealth of figurative expressions about things that emerge (e.g., a flood of ideas) and that come out of nowhere, whether storm clouds or enemy soldiers. 

Revision history:

Jan. 23, 2016: On p. 8, I changed the yomi of 殺戮. It should be さつりく, not さつりき.

Aug. 21, 2015: Originally published.

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Cover of essay 2124 on 湧, which means "to well up"
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