甲 means 'first'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 882   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 82 words   Used in 157 words   Used in 900 names   Component in 6 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   コウ   カン
   #1, first; armor
Kun    きのえ armor, high (voice), A grade, first class, former, instep, carapace
Name    かぶと   き   まさ   まさる
the first of the ten heavenly stems
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 甲 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 甲 is used 120 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
コウ : 96 words FIND ALL
armored; armoured
カン : 17 words FIND ALL
deck (of a ship)
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コウ (read as ごう) : 1 word FIND ALL
back  (obscure term)
きのえ : 2 words FIND ALL
first sign of the Chinese calendar  (see also: 十干)
かぶと: 4 words. FIND ALL
horseshoe crab  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1243  Joy o' Kanji : 1243  Key to Kanji:

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コウ   カン    #1, first; armor   
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