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主 means 'master'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 85   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 7    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 268 words   Used in 969 words   Used in 436 names   Component in 17 kanji (8 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シュ   ス
Kun
   ぬし landlord   おも main
On    シュウ
Kun    あるじ master, proprietor, owner
Name    かず   ず   もん
  
⿱   dot   king  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 主 is used 39 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 主 is used 954 times, read 6 ways (with 2 variations).
シュ : 834 words FIND ALL
chief; main; principal; major
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ス (read as ず) : 32 words FIND ALL
noun
1. Buddhist priest; bonze
2. close-cropped hair; crew cut; person with a shorn head
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シュウ : 7 words FIND ALL
noun
serving a master; employee
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ス : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
high priest
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シュ (read as じゅ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
head of a temple
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ぬし : 58 words FIND ALL
noun
landlord; landowner
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おも : 11 words FIND ALL
mainly; primarily
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あるじ : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
1. head (of a household); proprietor (of a store); proprietress; landlord; landlady; master (of a servant)  (abbreviation)
2. entertaining someone as one's guest  (see also: 饗設け; also written as 饗; archaic)
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Henshall: 315 (originally: 299)  Joy o' Kanji : 299  Key to Kanji: 470 

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シュ   ス   master   ぬし landlord   おも main   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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dot   
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