巴 means 'comma'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 2638   Usefulness: 6    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 9   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 14 words   Used in 37 words   Used in 263 names   Component in 12 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jinmeiyō (人名用)
   ともえ comma shape, shape of magatama
Kun    うずまき
Name    とも
Magatama is
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huge comma design
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Paraguay  (often written with kana only)
uneducated bumpkin; resident of ancient Sichuan
comma-pattern tile

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ともえ comma shape, shape of magatama   
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コ   キ   おのれ self   
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