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SUU

aga(meru)

meaning: lofty, noble, revere

祖先崇拝 == sosensuuhai == (noun) ancestor worship
崇敬 ==  suukei == (noun) reverence



Top radical is 'mountain' (山). Bottom radical is 'religion' (宗), which acts phonetically to express 'duplicate/layer'. This character originally indicated a mountain that towered over others. It can still mean that, but most of its meanings are now figurative (with respect to mountains): things that are lofty or excellent and inspire awe. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Religiously revere lofty mountain.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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