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剣 means 'sword'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 899   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 50 words   Used in 101 words   Used in 206 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ケン
Kun
   つるぎ sword
   (Chinese) 剑  
This packed-to-the-gills essay teaches everything about the Japanese sword, from its connections to Buddhism and samurai to its metaphorical role. You'll learn how people use 剣 and quite differently. Fantastic photos provide glimpses of sword-bearing martial arts, supplementing the discussion of kendo. In one quiz, you'll even consider which animals come equipped with swords!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 剣
⿰   unanimous   () sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 剣 is used 5 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 剣 is used 94 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ケン : 89 words FIND ALL
1. seriousness; earnestness
2. real sword (as opposed to unsharpened or wooden practice weapon)
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つるぎ : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
new moon; crescent moon  (poetical term; archaic)
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やいば: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
two-edged sword
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Henshall: 1214  Joy o' Kanji : 1214  Key to Kanji: 272 

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ケン   つるぎ sword   
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ケン    unanimous   
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オウ    centre   
4
assembly, gathering   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
トウ   かたな sword   
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