匕 means 'spoon'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 21    Frequency: 2742   Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 2 words   Used in 5 words   Component in 324 kanji (50 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
   さじ spoon
In the printed form, the first stroke stops at the vertical of the second stroke. In the handwritten form, and in variants such as (scold), it overlaps, as in the variant 𠤎 (spoon).
The radical of (north) may look simple, but both the meaning and shape of 匕 are rather slippery.
 seven   katakana 'hi'  
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匕 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 匕 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ヒ : 2 words FIND ALL
stone knife (Jomon-period tool, shaped like a rice spoon)  (see also: 石匙; obscure term)
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ヒ (read as ぴ) : 1 word FIND ALL
1. one spoon  (obscure term)
2. one dagger
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さじ : 1 word FIND ALL
1 2
Most common form: さじ
spoon  (often written with kana only)
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An additional さじ less common words include 匕 but the reading has not yet been categorized.

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さじ spoon   
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