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乞 means 'beg'

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Strokes : 3    Frequency: 1875   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-34    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 29 words   Used in 22 names   Component in 15 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   to beg, request
On    コツ   キツ   キ   キケ   コチ
⿱  𠂉 () man   second  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 乞 is used 2 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 乞 is used 25 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
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コツ : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
going on an alms round (for food); going begging (for food); going to ask for alms of food; pindacara  (Buddhist term)
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コツ (read as こっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
bhikkhu (fully ordained Buddhist monk)  (see also: 比丘; obscure term)
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キ : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
Festival to Plead for Skills (progenitor festival of Tanabata)  (see also: 七夕)
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noun
1. beggar  (sensitive)
2. begging
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Most common form: 命ごい
begging for one's life; pleading for one's life
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(read as こう) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
with the author's compliments
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2008  Key to Kanji:

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to beg, request   
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オツ    #2, second, B; fish hook   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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