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卑 means 'shabby'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1710   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 44 words   Used in 7 names   Component in 30 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ヒ
Kun
   いやしい shabby, mean, vulgar   いやしむ   いやしめる to disdain, scorn
  
Because 卑 means 'base, lowly, vile, vulgar, mean,' it acquaints us with uncouth human behavior. Then again, 卑 can also mean 'humble' (i.e., the opposite of 'arrogant'), which is definitely a positive quality, especially in Japan. With this essay you'll learn Japanese words for "self-deprecation," "vulgarity," "despicable," "low class," and "coward." You'll also encounter an expression that means "Too much humility is pride." After reading about 卑, you'll even know how to say, "my humble opinion," which is kind of like IMHO, but not quite!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 卑
⿱   () stony rice field  ⿻   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   ten  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 卑 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 卑 is used 44 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ヒ : 29 words FIND ALL
mean; foul play; cowardly; base
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ヒ (read as ぴ) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
high and low; aristocrat and plebeian
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ヒ (read as び) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
high and low class  (from 高貴 and 卑俗)
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いやしい : 8 words FIND ALL
1. lowborn; humble; lowly
2. vulgar; coarse; crude; mean; base; vile
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Henshall: 1727  Joy o' Kanji : 1727  Key to Kanji:

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ヒ   いやしい shabby, mean, vulgar   いやしむ    いやしめる to disdain, scorn   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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stony rice field
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デン   た rice field   
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