媛 means 'beautiful woman'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 2896   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-49    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 0 words   Used in 3 words   Used in 79 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    ひめ beautiful woman
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This essay teaches you to discuss highly regarded women and to say, for instance, “He married the most educated and talented woman in town.” It also whisks you away to Ehime Prefecture, home to famous writers (e.g., Soseki, Shiki, and Oe) and attractions such as Dogo Onsen. One of the oldest hot springs in Japan, this site inspired Soseki’s “Botchan” and Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away.”
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Prefectures Preserving the Past
媛 埼 栃 阜
All four kanji pop up in prefecture names, so these essays take us through four prefectures with scenic mountains, castles, connections to famous writers, and charming old architecture. Find out which city is known as Little Edo for its historic buildings and its traditional-looking warehouses, and see which location is known as Little Kyoto because it has retained its original appearance. Learn where traditional A-frame-like houses dominate the landscape, and discover a cultural theme park that re-creates the Edo era.
⿰   woman; female   claw your one friend  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 媛 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 媛 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
エン : 1 word FIND ALL
literary woman; talented woman
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ひめ : 2 words FIND ALL
Ehime prefecture (Shikoku)
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An additional 姫 less common words include 媛 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 1965  Key to Kanji:

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エン   beautiful woman
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claw your one friend
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ユウ   とも friend   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
また again   
ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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