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刺 means 'to prick'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 838   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 43    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 63 words   Used in 137 words   Used in 36 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   シ
Kun
   to stab   さる to prick
Kun    とげ thorn   さし   さ
⿰   thorn   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 刺 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 刺 is used 129 times, read 4 ways (with 3 variations).
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シ : 70 words FIND ALL
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stimulus; impetus; incentive; encouragement; motivation; provocation; excitement; thrill
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とげ : 7 words FIND ALL
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sharply; harshly; stingingly
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: 28 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: さす
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to pierce; to stab; to prick; to stick; to thrust
2. to sting; to bite  (see also: 螫す)
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(read as さし) : 19 words FIND ALL
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noun
sashimi (raw sliced fish, shellfish or crustaceans)
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(read as ざ) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. skewer; spit
2. skewering
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さし (read as ざし) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
dried sardines (held together by a bamboo skewer or string piercing the eye sockets)
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(read as さす) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
two-pronged weapon for catching a criminal; man-catcher war fork  (martial arts term)
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Henshall: 1314  Joy o' Kanji : 1314  Key to Kanji:

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シ   さ to stab   ささる to prick   
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thorn   
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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   
stick   
wide
トウ   かたな sword   
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