Today’s second #kanji is #持. This also has a #寺 in it but this time, the main radical is #てへん（扌）.
As the name てへん suggests, 扌 indicates association with a hand.
寺（てら） nowadays means a temple but apparently it originally meant “to work”, so “to work with hands” ⇒ “to grab” or “to hold” – kind of makes sense…
Meaning: to hold
持論（ジロン）: one’s cherished opinion
支持（シジ）: support, backing
所持（ショジ）する: to possess, to own
持つ（もつ）: to have, to take, to hold, to own
持って行く（もっていく）: to take (something) (to a place), to carry away
持って来る（もってくる）: to bring (over)
持ち物（もちもの）: one’s possession, one’s property, personal belongings
気持ち（キもち）: the way a person feels, a feeling, a sentiment
金持ち（かねもち）: a rich person
長持ち（ながもち）する: to last a long time, to keep long, to stand long use
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