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匹 means 'counter for animals'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1577   JLPT: N2    Ring: 5    Set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 53    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 22 words   Used in 21 names   Component in 4 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヒツ
Kun
   ひき counter for animals
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 匹 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 匹 is used 18 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ヒツ (read as ひっ) : 6 words FIND ALL
comparing with; match; rival; equal
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4
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ヒツ : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
horses
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ひき : 3 words FIND ALL
counter
1. counter for small animals
this meaning is restricted to reading ひき
2. counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size)
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2
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ひき (read as ぴき) : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
1. one animal (small)
2. two-tan bolt of cloth  (archaic)
this meaning is restricted to form 一匹
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Henshall: 1736  Joy o' Kanji : 1736  Key to Kanji:

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ヒツ   ひき counter for animals   
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legs
side open box
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