呉 means 'give'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1517   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 25 words   Used in 268 names   Component in 4 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    くれ   くれる
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This kanji has no popular meaning! Nevertheless, 呉 pops up in a word about rivalry, the name of a famous theater, the name of a significant city, terms for stores selling kimono fabric, and more. Learn about 呉, a word on page 1 of every essay. See how the ancient Chinese Kingdom of Wu still influences modern Japan. And find out just how 呉 became connected with くれる (to give).
⿱  ⿺  𠃊 shelf   mouth   table  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 呉 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 呉 is used 24 times, read 3 ways.
ゴ : 13 words FIND ALL
1. cloth (for Japanese clothes); textile; drapery; dry goods; piece goods
2. silk fabrics  (see also: 太物)
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くれ : 3 words FIND ALL
Alternative name for henon bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis)  (see also: ハチク; often written with kana only)
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れる : 8 words FIND ALL
Nidan verb (lower class) with `ru' ending (archaic), transitive verb
to give; to let one have; to do for one  (see also: 呉れる; archaic)
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An additional Used in dictionaries to indicate Chinese less common words include 呉 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1237  Joy o' Kanji : 1237  Key to Kanji:

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ゴ    give; Wu dynasty of China   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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