刀 means 'sword'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 18    Frequency: 796   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 38 words   Used in 159 words   Used in 233 names   Component in 64 kanji (35 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かたな sword
Kun    そり
Name    き   ち   と   わき
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 刀 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 刀 is used 137 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
トウ : 86 words FIND ALL
sword; dagger; knife; bayonet
かたな : 11 words FIND ALL
1. (single-edged) sword; katana
2. dagger; knife  (archaic)
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かたな (read as がたな) : 15 words FIND ALL
small knife; short sword
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と: 3 words. FIND ALL
Jurchen pirate tribe who invaded Tsushima in 1019  (originally from Korean 'doe')
ち: 22 words. FIND ALL
long sword
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Henshall: 198 (originally: 181)  Joy o' Kanji : 181  Key to Kanji: 796 

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トウ   かたな sword   
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