僧 means 'Buddhist priest' or 'monk'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1134   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 94 words   Used in 98 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
⿰   () man   formerly  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 僧 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 僧 is used 92 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ソウ : 80 words FIND ALL
monk; priest
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ソウ (read as ぞう) : 12 words FIND ALL
1. youngster
2. young Buddhist priest
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An additional 2 less common words include 僧 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1525  Joy o' Kanji : 1525  Key to Kanji:

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ソウ    Buddhist priest, monk   
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ソウ   ゾ   formerly
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デン   た rice field   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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