吾 means 'I' or 'myself'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1043   Usefulness: 6    Study set: 6-1    Grade: 9   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 31 words   Used in 1046 names   Component in 19 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
   われ I, oneself
Kun    わが-   あ-
Name    あ   あが
⿱   five   mouth  
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吾 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 吾 is used 17 times, read 4 ways.
ゴ : 3 words FIND ALL
we  (archaic)
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われ : 5 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 我等
1. we; us
2. I; me  (archaic)
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あ- (read as あ) : 8 words FIND ALL
1. eastern Japan (esp. Kamakura or Edo, from perspective of Kyoto or Nara); eastern provinces  (archaic)
2. east  (archaic)
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わが- (read as わが) : 1 word FIND ALL
1. I (nuance of arrogance); me; myself  (archaic; male term or language)
2. we; us; ourselves
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An additional ゴ less common words include 吾 but the reading has not yet been categorized.

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ゴ   I; myself   われ I, oneself   
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ゴ   いつ-    いつ five   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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