久 means 'long time'

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Strokes : 3    Frequency: 518   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-3    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 37    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 20 words   Used in 90 words   Used in 6954 names   Component in 12 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ク   キュウ
   ひさしい a long time
Name    きゅ   わ   なが   ひさ   ひさし
source of く and ク
 go   go slowly  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 久 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 久 is used 86 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
キュウ : 64 words FIND ALL
1. eternity; perpetuity; immortality  (とわ tends to be more abstract)
2. Eikyuu era (1113.7.13-1118.4.3)  (this meaning is restricted to reading えいきゅう)
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ク : 6 words FIND ALL
Yakushima cedar (esp. one over 1000 years old)
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ひさしい : 15 words FIND ALL
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a long time (since the last time); it's been a while (since I last saw, mailed, etc., you)
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わ: 1 word. FIND ALL
permanent storage (radioactives, data, etc.)
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An additional ク less common words include 久 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 676 (originally: 647)  Joy o' Kanji : 647  Key to Kanji: 182 

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ク   キュウ   ひさしい a long time   
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