刹 means 'temple'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 2503   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-47    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 16 words   Used in 6 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   サツ   セツ
On    セチ
The left side is a rare kanji, (kill).
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Find out about how 刹 (temple) once meant “to kill”! Learn about a shady network of Buddhist temples in the past. Discover how long a moment of consciousness is, and learn to say, “The moment I wasn’t looking, the accident occurred.” Also find out how to say, “I’m the sort of person who lives for the moment,” and how you can aggrandize this lifestyle by calling it a principle.
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Sounds, Sanskrit, and Statues
刹 那 奈 弥
To represent certain sounds with kanji, ancient people had particular go-to characters. Thus, these four kanji contribute yomi (rather than meaning) to many place names (including Nara, Kanagawa, Naha, a term for "China," and some mythical locations) and to plenty of religious words transliterated from Sanskrit. Buddhism takes center stage in all four essays, two of which contrast massive statues of Vairocana Buddha and Amitabha Buddha in Nara and Kamakura respectively. Surprisingly, three kinds of noodles pop up along the way!
⿰  ⿱   crossed swords   tree   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 刹 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 刹 is used 16 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
サツ : 8 words FIND ALL
ancient temple
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セツ : 7 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
moment; instant; juncture  (see also: 一刹那; originally from Sanskrit 'kṣaṇa')
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セツ (read as せっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
Kshatriya (member of India's military caste)  (often written with kana only; originally from Sanskrit 'kṣatriya')
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An additional 殺 less common words include 刹 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2019  Key to Kanji:

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サツ   セツ    temple   
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crossed swords
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
トウ   かたな sword   
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