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宗 means 'religion'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 540   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-3    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 52 words   Used in 122 words   Used in 1239 names   Component in 18 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   シュウ   ソウ
Name
   そう
Kun    むね religion, sect, denomination, center, pillar, main point, origin, essence
Name    かず   し   そ   たか   とし   のり   ひろ   むな   もと   よし   そお
⿱   roof   show  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 宗 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 宗 is used 120 times, read 3 ways.
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シュウ : 98 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. religion; religious affiliation; belief; faith; creed
2. religious activity
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ソウ : 20 words FIND ALL
1
noun
head of family; originator
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むね : 2 words FIND ALL
2
noun
1. famous sword; sword blade by Masamune
2. sake; Japanese rice wine; brand of sake from Nada region during Tempo era (1830-1844)  (colloquialism)
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Henshall: 899 (originally: 889)  Joy o' Kanji : 889  Key to Kanji: 482 

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シュウ   ソウ    religion, sect   
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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
roof   
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