兼 means 'double'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1351   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 31 words   Used in 62 words   Used in 651 names   Component in 5 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ねる to be unable to; to double up as
Kun    -かねない is capable of
Name    かね
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 兼 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 兼 is used 62 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ケン : 31 words FIND ALL
multi-use; combined use; combination; serving two purposes
ねる : 27 words FIND ALL
suffix, ichidan verb
1. to be unable to; to find difficult (unpleasant, awkward, painful) to do  (see also: 兼ねない; often written with kana only)
ichidan verb, transitive verb
2. to serve two or more functions or roles simultaneously; to contain (or combine) two or more features
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ねる (read as かね) : 3 words FIND ALL
something so difficult that one doesn't know if there's even a 1 in 1000 chance of success  (obscure term)
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ねる (read as が) : 1 word FIND ALL
hesitance; diffidence; feeling constraint; fear of troubling someone; having scruples about doing something
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Henshall: 850  Joy o' Kanji : 850  Key to Kanji: 270 

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ケン   double   かねる to be unable to; to double up as   
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