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曾 means 'formerly' and is a variant of

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Strokes : 12    Ring: 7    Set: 10    Grade: 10   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 15 words   Used in 282 names   Component in 10 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
On
   ソウ   ソ
Kun
   かつ formerly
Name
   そ
⿳   eight  ⿴   box; enclosure   () small   sun; day  
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曾 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 曾 is used 12 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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prefix
great (i.e. great-grandson, great-grandmother)
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かつ : 2 words FIND ALL
1. once; before; formerly; ever; former; ex-  (often written with kana only)
2. never yet; never before; first time; still not happened  (used with neg. verb; often written with kana only)
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8
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ぞ: 1 word. FIND ALL
unprecedented; unheard of
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8
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そ: 5 words. FIND ALL
noun
Maries' fir (Abies mariesii)  (often written with kana only)
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ソウ   ソ   かつ formerly   
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