寸 means 'inch'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 41    Frequency: 1478   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-23    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 40 words   Used in 81 words   Used in 81 names   Component in 220 kanji (47 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    す   みき
If 寸 represents a Japanese inch, what is it doing in (temple)? The etymology is illuminating, as is that of (guide).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 寸 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 寸 is used 72 times, read 1 way (with 3 variations).
スン : 61 words FIND ALL
1. measurement; size; extent; dimension
2. plan; intention; arrangement; schedule
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スン (read as ずん) : 9 words FIND ALL
1. cylindrical container (pot, vase, etc.)
2. having no waist (straight body figure, not curvy); being stumpy
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す: 1 word. FIND ALL
Most common form: 真十鏡
perfectly clear mirror  (see also: 真澄の鏡; archaic)
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みき: 1 word. FIND ALL
Imiki (fourth highest of the eight hereditary titles)  (see also: 八色の姓; archaic)
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An additional 9 less common words include 寸 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 920 (originally: 909)  Joy o' Kanji : 909  Key to Kanji: 587 

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スン   inch
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