刻 means 'chisel' or 'time'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 726   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-17    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 33 words   Used in 137 words   Used in 32 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   きざ to chisel, engrave
Kun    きざ
刻 is frequently found in words related to time, such as (time)刻, from the association with 'carving up of hours'.
⿰   sign of the hog; hog   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 刻 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 刻 is used 125 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
コク : 97 words FIND ALL
serious; severe; grave; acute
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コク (read as こっ) : 7 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 刻刻
moment by moment; hour by hour
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きざ : 21 words FIND ALL
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to mince; to cut fine; to chop up; to hash; to shred
2. to carve; to engrave; to chisel; to notch
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An additional 核 less common words include 刻 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 875 (originally: 865)  Joy o' Kanji : 865  Key to Kanji: 345 

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コク   chisel; time   きざ to chisel, engrave   
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sign of the hog; hog   い sign of the hog   いのしし hog   
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short, tiny   
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シ   いと thread   
トウ   かたな sword   
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