Left: trust 孚 (To the hand reaching down 爫, the child 子 is trusting), right: kneeling person 乚
To reach down to the child, when you yourself are kneeing: You give breast and milk.
to float, unstable, superficial, excessive
Left: water 氵, right: trust 孚 (To the hand reaching down 爫, the child 子 is trusting.)
Into the water, a hand reaches down to a child that is floating.
to take prisoner, prisoner of war
Left: person 亻, right: entrust 孚 (To the hand reaching down 爫, the child 子 is trusting.)
A person who trusts can (easily be) taken as prisoner.
breeding, to incubate, to hatch
Left: egg 卵, right: trust 孚 (To the hand reaching down 爫, the child 子 is trusting) [cf. milk, breast 乳]
The egg needs to be entrusted to sb. for: breeding.
to trust, to believe in
Top: hand reaching down 爫, bottom: child 子
A hand reaching down is what a child can trust in.
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