Components

匕 means 'spoon'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 21    Frequency: 2742   Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 2 words   Used in 5 words   Component in 316 kanji (50 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
Kun
   さじ spoon
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The radical of (205: north; to flee) may look simple, but both the meaning and shape of 匕 are rather slippery.
 seven   katakana 'hi'  
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匕 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 匕 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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noun
stone knife (Jomon-period tool, shaped like a rice spoon)  (see also: 石匙; obscure term)
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noun
1. one spoon  (obscure term)
2. one dagger
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noun
spoon  (often written with kana only)
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さじ spoon   
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