偉 means 'illustrious'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1573   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 35    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 29 words   Used in 37 words   Used in 292 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   えら illustrious, famous
Kun    えらぶる to put on airs
Name    ひで
⿰   () man   tanned leather  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 偉 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 偉 is used 37 times, read 2 ways.
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えら : 15 words FIND ALL
1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
2. awful; terrible  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1005  Joy o' Kanji : 1005  Key to Kanji:

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イ   えら illustrious, famous   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
イ    tanned leather   
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wheel around
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
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